Regulations and Control Plans

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Virginia Administrative Code: (if need be, click on the links below, then click on “Next” to see the details in each Code section)

Vibrio Control:

  • Vibrio Control Plan – The National Shellfish Sanitation Program (NSSP) requires every state from which oysters are harvested to conduct Vibrio parahaemolyticus and Vibrio vulnificus risk evaluations annually. This report is intended to present data collected and evaluated by the Division of Shellfish Sanitation, in cooperation with the Interstate Shellfish Sanitation Conference (ISSC), to identify and control Vibrio parahaemolyticus and Vibrio vulnificus risks associated with the consumption of oysters.

Biotoxin Control:

  • Biotoxin Control Plan – The National Shellfish Sanitation Program (NSSP) requires every state from which oysters are harvested to develop and adopt a marine biotoxin contingency plan for all marine and estuarine shellfish growing areas.  This plan describes the monitoring program of potential toxic algal species, toxins in shellfish meats, and the protocols in place regarding closures and reopening of growing areas if necessary.

 

National Shellfish Sanitation Program:

FDA: