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Food Safety Shelffish Public Hearing
Start: Thursday, December 19, 2019
End: Thursday, December 19, 2019
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Ohio Department of Agriculture, Bromfield Building, Room 133 B
8995 E. Main Street, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068

The Ohio Department of Agriculture will hold a public hearing for the purpose of accepting testimony on the proposed amendments made to Chapter 901:3-8 of the Ohio Administrative Code.

The rules in this package regulate the handling, processing, and transportation of shellfish products in the state of Ohio. As indicated in paragraph (A) of OAC 901:3-8-01, all food processing establishments that handled shellstock for interstate distribution shall meet the requirements of this Chapter to assure the sale or distribution of shellfish from safe sources and to assure shellfish has not been adulterated during cultivating, harvesting, processing, shipping, or handling.

The hearing will be held on: December 19, 2019 at 9:00 A.M.

    Ohio Department of Agriculture
    Bromfield Administration Building
    Hearing Room 129 (Seminar “A”)
    8995 East Main Street
    Reynoldsburg, Ohio  43068-3399.

The hearing will be conducted in accordance with Chapter 119 of the Revised Code.  Any person affected by the no change rule package may appear and be heard in person, by his attorney, or both, may present his position, arguments, or contentions, orally or in writing, offer and examine witnesses, and present evidence tending to show that the no change rule package, if adopted or effectuated, will be unreasonable or unlawful.

More information on the rule package, including a business impact analysis and copies of the rules, can be found at http://www.agri.ohio.gov/proposedrules/proposedrules.aspx or by visiting the Register of Ohio at www.registerofohio.state.oh.us.

Any person who wishes to present his position, arguments, or contentions in writing, other than at the public hearing, may do so by either mailing his or her written comments to the Ohio Department of Agriculture, c/o Legal Section, 8995 East Main Street, Reynoldsburg, Ohio  43068; by email at ecomments@agri.ohio.gov, or by transmitting by facsimile at (614) 995-4585.  Written comments sent by mail shall be postmarked no later than the day of the hearing.  Written comments transmitted by facsimile shall be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day of the hearing.