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Original containers and records—Molluscan shellfish, original container (2009 FDA Food Code 3-203.11).

(1) Except as specified in subsections (2), (3), and (4) of this section, MOLLUSCAN SHELLFISH may not be removed from the container in which they are received other than immediately before sale or preparation for service.
(2) For display purposes, SHELLSTOCK may be removed from the container in which they are received, displayed on drained ice, or held in a display container, and a quantity specified by a CONSUMER may be removed from the display or display container and provided to the CONSUMER if:
(a) The source of the SHELLSTOCK on display is identified as specified under WAC 246-215-03270 and recorded as specified under WAC 246-215-03290; and
(b) The SHELLSTOCK are protected from contamination.
(3) SHUCKED SHELLFISH may be removed from the container in which they were received and held in a display container from which individual servings are dispensed upon a CONSUMER'S request if:
(a) The labeling information for the shellfish on display as specified under WAC 246-215-03265 is retained and correlated to the date when, or dates during which, the shellfish are sold or served; and
(b) The shellfish are protected from contamination.
(4) SHUCKED SHELLFISH may be removed from the container in which they were received and rePACKAGED in CONSUMER self-service containers where allowed by LAW if:
(a) The labeling information for the shellfish is on each CONSUMER self-service container as specified under WAC 246-215-03265 and 246-215-03610 (1) and (2)(a) through (e);
(b) The labeling information as specified under WAC 246-215-03265 is retained and correlated with the date when, or dates during which, the shellfish is sold or served;
(c) The labeling information and dates specified under (b) of this subsection are maintained for ninety days; and
(d) The shellfish are protected from contamination.
(5) SHELLSTOCK may be removed from the container in which they are received and repacked in CONSUMER self-service containers if:
(a) Each self-service container of SHELLSTOCK is plainly marked with the harvest area name, harvest area date, and original shellfish DEALER'S CERTIFICATION NUMBER, including the abbreviation of the name of the state or country in which the shellfish are harvested, or otherwise marked with a code that can be used to link the product with tag or label information as specified under WAC 246-215-03270;
(b) The tag or label information as specified under WAC 246-215-03270 for SHELLSTOCK is retained in a written or electronic log for ninety days that correlates the date when, or dates during which, the SHELLSTOCK sold;
(c) The SHELLSTOCK are protected from contamination; and
(d) The packaging material allows air to get to the shellfish.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20.050 and 43.20.145. WSR 13-03-109, § 246-215-03285, filed 1/17/13, effective 5/1/13.]
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