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RULE §241.61 Molluscan Shell Stock Temperature Control

Published: 2015

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(a) For the purpose of this section, temperature control is defined as the management of the environmental temperature of shell stock by means of ice, mechanical refrigeration or other approved means which is capable of lowering the temperature of the shell stock and will maintain it at 45 degrees Fahrenheit (10 degrees Centigrade) or less. (b) The department shall establish the water temperature to be applied in Table 1 for each growing area by averaging the previous five years' maximum monthly temperatures. Attached Graphic (c) The time to refrigeration listed in Table 1 shall be based upon the first shell stock harvested. (d) During action levels 2, 3, and 4 listed in Table 1, the product shall be shaded. (e) The department may approve other measures proposed by the industry to provide controls equivalent to the time-temperature requirements in Table 1.

Source Note: The provisions of this §241.61 adopted to be effective March 20, 2003, 28 TexReg 2346