Food Manufacturing Shellfish Handling and Marketing License

The Certificate authorizes dealers to engage in specific activities such as shucking, repacking and reshipping, and contains a unique number for each facility. The certificate number is placed on all shellfish tags and labels to indicate that the product has come from a certified or legal facility.

Issuing Department

CA Department of Public Health

Agency Type



The Food Safety Program of the Food and Drug Branch oversees several certificates, licenses, and registrations related to food. For additional information, please visit the Food Safety Program webpage.


California Department of Public Health Food Safety Program Webpage


Permit Documents

California Department of Public Health Shellfish Handling and Marketing Certificate Application