Illinois Department of Public Health, Food Safety Fact Sheet

Molluscan Shellfish

Food service sanitation managers and others who handle fish should be aware of the following critical food safety requirements and guidelines, particularly when dealing with molluscan fish. Molluscan fish are any edible species of fresh or frozen oysters, clams, mussels and scallops, or the edible portions thereof. (The term does not include scallop products that consist only of the shucked adductor muscle.)

Critical Food Safety Requirements

When purchasing molluscan shellfish, make sure –

When receiving molluscan shellfish, make sure –

When preparing molluscan shellfish, make sure –

When keeping records, make sure –

When maintaining a molluscan shellfish tank, make sure –

To learn more about foodborne illness and ways to prevent it, talk to your health care professional, your local health department or the Illinois Department of Public Health, Division of Food, Drugs and Dairies.

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