5L-1.019. Laboratory Procedures and Sample Testing

Effective on Thursday, March 23, 2017
  • 1(1) Samples of shellfish, processing water, or ice, may be taken at any reasonable time or place by the Department and examined for compliance with sections of this chapter. Samples of shellfish shall be furnished by processors of such shellfish upon request of the Department.

    46(2) Bacterial examinations of shellfish and seawater shall be conducted in accordance with Recommended Procedures for the Examination of Sea Water and Shellfish Fourth Edition, 1970, published by the American Public Health Association which is hereby incorporated herein by reference. Bacteriological examinations of seawater employing the fecal coliform Membrane Filter (MF) colony forming unit procedure referenced in paragraph 1045L-1.003(2)(b) 105and subsection 1075L-1.003(4), 108F.A.C., shall be conducted in accordance with Enumeration of fecal coliforms and E. coli in marine and estuarine waters: an alternative to the APHA-MPN approach written by Scott R. Rippey, Willard N. Adams, and William D. Watkins and published in the Journal Water Pollution Control Federation Volume 59, Number 8, pages 795 – 798, August 1987, which is hereby incorporated herein by reference. This procedure is terminated at the fecal coliform stage. The urease step is not required. 186The material incorporated in this section is copyrighted material that 196is available for inspection 200and examination 202at the 204Department of State, Administrative Code and Register Unit, The Capitol, 400 South Monroe Street, Room 701, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399 and at the Division of Aquaculture, Holland Building, 600 South Calhoun Street, Suite 217, 237Tallahassee, Florida 32399.

    240(3) Laboratory staff shall, upon request of the Department, allow observation of analytical techniques to determine compliance with subsection (2), above.

    261(4) The laboratory must be certified by the Department in accordance with 273Section IV, Chapter II, .12 278of the NSSP Model Ordinance.

    283Rulemaking Authority 285597.020 FS. 287Law Implemented 289597.020 FS. 291History–New 1-4-87, Amended 8-10-88, Formerly 16R-7.030, Amended 7-3-95, 5-8-96, 2-6-97, Formerly 62R-7.030, Amended 8-9-00, 8-17-04, 3-23-17.


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