Does the seafood HACCP Regulation supersede the National Shellfish Sanitation Program (NSSP)?
No, state shellfish control agencies implement the NSSP by adopting and enforcing regulations that are consistent with the NSSP. Processors of raw molluscan shellfish are required to comply with those state regulations. They will also be required to be in conformance with the provisions of the seafood HACCP regulation. The NSSP has recently been revised to incorporate the requirements of the seafood HACCP regulation, and changes in state implementing regulations and guidelines will soon follow, as needed. 80. Is it necessary for a shellfish dealer who removes the tags from containers of molluscan shellfish during processing, to save each individual tag, or can the dealer save a tag from each lot and the invoice to demonstrate how much of the product was purchased and from whom? Currently this practice is allowed by the NSSP. No, this practice would also be acceptable under the provisions of the seafood HACCP regulation. In fact, the regulation does not specifically require that process