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Thread #148927   Message #3462303
Posted By: Ed T
06-Jan-13 - 05:23 PM
Thread Name: BS: I Love Clams
Subject: RE: BS: I Love Clams
Here is a tip with wild clams.

If the wild clams cross a provincial boundary, they must be inspected by a federal agency/lab. If they are sold inside a province, they are only required to meet provincial inspection standards. The feds are (or have been) much better equipped to inspect these critters. So, I would prefer to roll the dice with those that may have been "federally inspected. If Canadian products go into the USA, they must be federally inspected to a standard acdepted by the USA (which, in the past, was lower than Canadian federal inspection standards- I am not sure if that has recently changed).