Conveyances are inspected for air circulation.
a. Floor Board or Ribbing. Floor boards are racks upon which food products
are stacked. They are sometimes called pallets. They protect food supplies from
damage caused by leaking cans, bottles, or containers and allow air to circulate under the
stacks. Ribbing is built into the floors and serves a similar purpose.
b. Separation of Product. Chilled beef carcasses or sides of beef should be
hung using hooks, or tied up, so that beef products do not touch each other.
c. The Top. Ten inches of air space is the standard at the top of a stack of food
products for adequate air circulation.
5-10. A NONCOMPLYING CONVEYANCE
The inspector reports noncompliances to his supervisor and completes appropriate
a. If a conveyance does not fully comply with requirements, the inspector should
detain the shipment and report his findings to the accountable property officer of the
b. If there is a deficiency in equipment, the deficiency must be corrected or a
satisfactory replacement for the conveyance provided.
c. If a non-complying conveyance is authorized for use, the inspector must ensure
that the responsible authority notes the deviation and the authority for deviation on the
Government Bill of Lading (GBL).