13- 188 C.M.R. ch. 22, § 03 - Prevention of Cross Contamination

A. Shellstock shall be stored in a manner as to be protected from contamination.
B. If equipment has been used for a species other than shellfish it shall be washed, rinsed and sanitized prior to use for shellstock.
C. Shellstock shall not be placed into water.
D. Shellstock coolers shall not be used for storage of bait, other fish processing byproducts or refuse.
1. Only food grade product may be stored in the cooler physically separated from shellstock and shellfish.
E. Shellstock shall be stored in a protected location and at an adequate height off the floor to protect it from contamination from water accumulation on the floor or splash by foot traffic.
F. The enhanced retail seafood license holder shall require all employees to wash, rinse and sanitize their hands thoroughly in a hand washing facility;
1. Before starting work;
2. After each absence from the work station;
3. After each work interruption; and
4. Any time their hands may have become soiled or contaminated.
G. No unauthorized personnel shall be allowed to handle shellstock. The employee shall wear a clean apron or other clean outer garments when handling shellstock.


13- 188 C.M.R. ch. 22, § 03

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