15A NCAC 18A .1020      SHELLFISH

(a)  All shellfish and crustacea meat shall be obtained from sources in compliance with 15A NCAC 18A .0100 ‑ .0900.  If the source of clams, oysters, or mussels is outside the state, the shipper's name shall be on the list of Interstate Certified Shellfish Shippers.  If the source of cooked crustacea meat is outside the state, the establishment in which the crustacea meat was packed shall be certified by the regulatory authority of the state or territory of origin, and attested by the presence of an official permit number on the container.

(b)  All shucked shellfish and all cooked crustacea meat shall be obtained and stored in the clean single‑service shipping containers in which packed at the source.  Each unit container shall be clearly identified with the name and address of the packer, repacker, or distributor; the certificate number of the packer or repacker; and the abbreviated name of the state.  The re‑use of single‑service shipping containers and the storage of shucked shellfish in other containers are not permitted.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 130A‑248;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. December 5, 1977;

Amended Eff. September 1, 1990.