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Specifications for receivingShellstock identification (2009 FDA Food Code 3-202.18).

(1) SHELLSTOCK must be obtained in containers bearing legible source identification tags or labels that are affixed by the harvester or DEALER that depurates, ships, or reships the SHELLSTOCK, as specified in the National Shellfish Sanitation Program Guide for the Control of Molluscan Shellfish, and that list:
(a) Except as specified under subsection (3) of this section, on the harvester's tag or label, the following information in the following order:
(i) The harvester's identification number that is assigned by the SHELLFISH CONTROL AUTHORITY;
(ii) The date of harvest;
(iii) The most precise identification of the harvest location or aquaculture site that is practicable based on the system of harvest area designations that is in use by the SHELLFISH CONTROL AUTHORITY and including the abbreviation of the name of the state or country in which the shellfish are harvested;
(iv) The type and quantity of shellfish; and
(v) The following statement in bold, capitalized type: "This tag is required to be attached until container is empty or retagged and thereafter kept on file for 90 days."; and
(b) Except as specified in subsection (4) of this section, on each DEALER'S tag or label, the following information in the following order:
(i) The DEALER'S name and address, and the CERTIFICATION NUMBER assigned by the SHELLFISH CONTROL AUTHORITY;
(ii) The original shipper's CERTIFICATION NUMBER including the abbreviation of the name of the state or country in which the shellfish are harvested;
(iii) The same information as specified for a harvester's tag under (a)(ii) through (iv) of this subsection; and
(iv) The following statement in bold, capitalized type: "This tag is required to be attached until container is empty and thereafter kept on file for 90 days."
(2) A container of SHELLSTOCK that does not bear a tag or label or that bears a tag or label that does not contain all of the information as specified under subsection (1)(a) of this section is subject to a hold order, as allowed by LAW, or seizure and destruction in accordance with 21 C.F.R. Subpart D - Specific Administrative Decisions Regarding Interstate Shipments, Section 1240.60(d).
(3) If a place is provided on the harvester's tag or label for a DEALER'S name, address and CERTIFICATION NUMBER, the DEALER'S information must be listed first.
(4) If the harvester's tag or label is designed to accommodate each DEALER'S identification as specified under subsection (1)(a)(i) and (ii) of this section, individual DEALER tags or labels need not be provided.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20.050 and 43.20.145. WSR 13-03-109, § 246-215-03270, filed 1/17/13, effective 5/1/13.]
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