Department of Agriculture - Fish and Fishery Products - Raw molluscan shellfish tags.

Published: 2016-03-21

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(A) Except as provided in paragraph (B) of this rule, all shellstock shall bear a tag that discloses the following information:

(1) The date of harvest;

(2) The location of harvest by state and site;

(3) The quantity and type of shellfish; and

(4) The name of the harvester, the name or registration number of the harvester's vessel, or an identification number issued to the harvester by the shellfish control authority.

(B) In place of a tag, bulk shellstock shipments may be accompanied by a bill of lading or similar shipping document that contains the information required in paragraph (A) of this rule.

(C) All containers of shucked molluscan shellfish shall bear a label that identifies the name, address, and certification number of the packer or repacker of the molluscan shellfish.

(D) Any molluscan shellfish without such a tag, shipping document, or label, or with a tag, shipping document, or label that does not bear the information required by paragraphs (A), (B), and (C) of this rule shall be subject to detention, embargo, condemnation or destruction, in accordance with section 3715.55 of the Revised Code.