4626.0205 3-202.19 Shellfish Identification.*


Published: 2015

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4626.0205 3-202.19 SHELLFISH IDENTIFICATION.*


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Subpart 1.

Tags and labels.

Shellstock shall be obtained in containers bearing legible source identification tags or labels that:

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A.

are affixed by the harvester and each dealer that depurates, ships, or reships the shellstock, as specified in the National Shellfish Sanitation Program Manual of Operations, Part II, as the manual is described in part 4626.0150, item A; and


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B.

list:

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(1)

except as specified in subpart 3, on the harvester's tag or label, the following information in the following order:

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(a)

the harvester's identification number that is assigned by the shellfish control authority;


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(b)

the date of harvesting;


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(c)

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;


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(d)

the type and quantity of shellfish; and


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(e)

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



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(2)

except as specified in subpart 4, on each dealer's tag or label, the following information in the following order:

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(a)

the dealer's name and address and the certification number assigned by the shellfish control authority;


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(b)

the original shipper's certification number including the abbreviation of the name of the state or country in which the shellfish are harvested;


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(c)

the information specified in subitem (1), units (b) to (d); and


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(d)

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."





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Subp. 2.

Hold order.

A container of shellstock that does not bear a tag or label or that bears a tag or label that does not contain all the information specified in subpart 1 shall be subject to a hold order as allowed by Minnesota Statutes, section 31.05, subdivision 1, or seizure and destruction according to Code of Federal Regulations, title 21, section 1240.60, paragraph (d).


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Subp. 3.

Dealer information.

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 shall be listed first.


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Subp. 4.

Exception.

If the harvester's tag or label is designed to accommodate each dealer's identification as specified in subpart 1, item B, subitem (2), units (a) and (b), individual dealer tags or labels need not be provided.