(a)  Refrigeration of shellstock.  Treated shellstock shall be placed in cold storage if they are not released immediately.  The temperature for cold storage shall be 50°F (10°C) or  lower.  A refrigerated storage room shall be provided for depurated shellstock.  All untreated shellstock shall be kept in a separate shellstock storage room.  Measures shall be taken to prevent the unauthorized removal of any shellstock.  All shellstock shall be handled and stored under sanitary conditions in accordance with the rules in this Subchapter.

(b)  Controlled storage.  Shellstock which is received at the depuration facility which cannot be processed immediately shall be placed in controlled storage.  In controlled storage the temperature shall be 50°F (10°C) or lower.  A gradual change of temperature from the storage temperature to the depuration water temperature may then be necessary to insure proper treatment.  Any shellstock which has been held under refrigeration at a depuration facility for more than 48 hours shall not be depurated.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 130A‑230;

Eff. February 1, 1987.