Repacking is the process of removing shucked shellfish from one package and placing them in another. Repacking of shucked shellfish exposes them to additional handling and increases the possibility of contamination. Combining shellfish from more than one growing area or dealer into one package diminishes the state shellfish control agency’s ability to trace shellfish back to the source if questions of the product’s safety arise, and permits the possibility of the whole package becoming contaminated if any one source is contaminated. For these reasons, repacking should be discouraged and every effort made to package shellfish in the final container at the time of the initial packing.