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10.15.07.00.htm 10.15.07.00. Title 10 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE Subtitle 15 FOOD Chapter 07 Shellfish Sanitation Authority: Health-General Article, §18-102, 21-211, 21-234, 21-235, 21-304, 21-305, 21-321, and 21-346―21-350, Annotated Code of Maryland
10.15.07.01.htm 10.15.07.01. 01 Incorporation by Reference.. In this chapter, the following documents are incorporated by reference:. A. National Shellfish Sanitation Program Guide for the Control of Molluscan Shellfish 2015 Revision, Section I. Purpose & Definitions and Section II. Model Ordinance except for Chapter IV, Shellstock Growing Areas; andB. American Public Health Association, Recommended Procedures for the Examination of Sea Water and Shellfish, 4th Edition, 1970.
10.15.07.02.htm 10.15.07.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) “Dealer” means a person who is issued a certificate by the Department for the activities of shellstock shipper, shucker-packer, repacker, reshipper, or depuration processor.2) "Department" means the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene or the Department's designee.. 3) “Mechanical refrigeration” means the removal of heat by using a refrigerant subjected to cycles o
10.15.07.03.htm 10.15.07.03. 03 Compliance with Other Chapters.. A. The person-in-charge shall ensure that shellfish are processed and the facilities and equipment of a shellfish plant are designed, operated, and maintained in compliance with:1) This chapter;. 2) COMAR 10.15.04 and 10.15.10; and. 3) The National Shellfish Sanitation Program Guide for the Control of Molluscan Shellfish, Model Ordinance.B. If a conflict occurs between the requirements of this chapter and COMAR 10.15.04 or 10.15.10 rega
10.15.07.04.htm 10.15.07.04. 04 Licenses and Certifications.. A. Except for a licensed harvester delivering the harvester's catch to a certified dealer on the day of harvest, a person may not offer shellfish for sale in-State or interstate unless the person is licensed and certified in accordance with this chapter.B. In order to operate a shellfish plant, a person shall obtain a food processing plant license pursuant to the provisions of:1) Health-General Article, §21-305, Annotated Code of Maryland;.
10.15.07.05.htm 10.15.07.05. 05 Bacteriological Standards.. A. The person-in-charge:. 1) Shall ensure that shellfish are harvested, handled, and processed to meet the bacteriological standards in this regulation; and2) May not distribute shellfish that do not meet the standards in this regulation.. B. To establish whether compliance is met with the bacteriological standards for shellfish in §C of this regulation, a person shall utilize the isolation, identification, and enumeration in the Americ
10.15.07.06.htm 10.15.07.06. 06 Vibrio parahaemolyticus Control.. A. A dealer and a shellfish aquaculture harvester permittee shall implement control measures as set forth in §B of this regulation to reduce the occurrence of Vibrio parahaemolyticus illness.B. Control Measures.. 1) From June 1 through September 30, a shellfish aquaculture harvester permittee shall:. a) Protect harvested oysters from direct sun by providing shade over the area where the harvested oysters are stored;
10.15.07.9999.htm 10.15.07.9999. Administrative History Effective date: September 1, 1967. Amended effective December 1, 1970. Regulations .01―12 amended effective May 26, 1976 (3:11 Md. R. 592). Regulations .02―06 amended as an emergency provision effective August 20, 1985 (12:19 Md. R. 1843) emergency status expired December 18, 1985Regulation .03C amended as an emergency provision effective June 1, 1978 (5:12 Md. R. 964) adopted permanently effective September 22, 1978 (5:19 Md. Regulations .01―12 repeal
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