No. Will area be harvested in 2014 or 2015?. Delay total arsenic testing until near harvest. Yes. Conduct preliminary evaluation of existing data and information . Level of concern low or elevated?. Elevated. Low.
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Will area be harvested
in 2014 or 2015?
Delay total arsenic
testing until near harvest.
Conduct preliminary evaluation of existing data and information
Level of concern low or elevated?
Flow diagram of decision making for analyzing geoduck clams for inorganic arsenic
Three samples three clams each
Five samples three clams each
Total arsenic greater
than or equal to 3 ppm?
Test harvest area
for inorganic arsenic.
Allow certification for PRC
from this harvest area.
Inorganic arsenic level greater
than or equal to 0.5 ppm?
Retest for inorganic arsenic.
Source: NOAA Seafood Inspection Program, April 2014