Department of Health
State Board of Health
Regulations for the Sanitary Control of Storing, Processing, Packing or Repacking of Oysters, Clams and Other Shellfish [12 VAC 5 ‑ 150]
|Description||Regulations to protect public health by preventing disease outbreaks attributable to shellfish contamination.|
|State Authority||:9-6.14 (4.1 B)()16 and Chapter 8 of Title of Title 28.2|
|Federal Authority||None entered|
|Exempt from APA||No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.|
|Text of Regulation||Link to Virginia Administrative Code|
|Goals of Regulation||
(i) Whether the regulations continue to protect public health by preventing disease outbreaks attributable to shellfish contamination;
(ii) Whether Virginia's shellfish industry maintains its reputation nationally as reliably safe and free of contamination and Virginia shellfish continues to be shipped in interstate markets; and
(iii) Whether shellfish dealers continue to be certified in a timely manner.
|Name / Title:||Bob Croonenberghs, PhD / Director, Shellfish Sanitation|
Virginia Department of Health
109 Governor St.
Richmond, VA 23219