The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals will be holding two public meetings to discuss RS 56:437 and RS 40:5.3.1, which govern the sale of oysters for raw consumption within the state, as they pertain to the oyster industry. State Health Officer, Dr. Jimmy Guidry, will be on hand to provide information and answer questions.

Monday, March 14
2:30 - 6:30 PM
Houma Municipal Auditorium
880 Verret St.
Houma, La.

Monday, March 28
2:30 - 6:30 PM
Belle Chasse Auditorium
8398 Louisiana 23
Belle Chasse, La.
For more information, contact Gordon Leblanc at or (225) 342-7539.

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