02 NCAC 09C .0503          PLANTS AND GROUNDS

(a)  Unloading platforms shall be:

(1)           maintained free of refuse; and

(2)           equipped with drainage facilities adequate to accommodate all seepage and wash water.

(b)  The following processes shall be carried out in separate rooms or facilities, and the interior walls separating these processes shall extend from floor to ceiling and contain only necessary openings (such as for conveyors and doorways):

(1)           receiving or shipping;

(2)           storage of raw fish;

(3)           presmoking operations (thawing, dressing, brining, etc.);

(4)           drying and smoking;

(5)           cooling and packing; and

(6)           storage of final product.

(c) The product shall be so processed as to prevent contamination by exposure to areas, utensils, equipment involved in earlier processing steps, or refuse.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 106‑139;

Eff. January 1, 1985;

Readopted Eff. March 1, 2017