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Shellfish Water Quality Monitoring
icon depicting shellfish Each shellfish-shipping state adopts adequate laws & regulations for sanitary control of the shellfish industry, completes sanitary surveys of growing areas, delineates & patrols restricted areas, inspects shellfish plants & conducts such additional inspections, laboratory investigations, &control measures as are necessary to ensure that the shellfish reaching the consumer were grown, harvested & processed in a sanitary manner. The state annually issues numbered certificates to shellfish dealers who comply with the agreed-upon sanitary standards & forwards copies of the interstate certificates the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The FDA makes an annual review of each state shellfish control program, including the inspection of a representative number of shellfish processing plants & publishes a monthly list of valid interstate shellfish shipper certificates.
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2013 Shellfish Program Classification Report

For General Information 222-6800 • After Hours Emergencies 222-3070 • Disclaimer
rev. 6/20/14