c. Antemortem and Postmortem Inspection Policies
(1) Domestic animals (including pen-raised game) slaughtered for use by the
Armed Forces will have antemortem and postmortem inspections performed.
(2) Wild game mammals or wild game birds for resale or use in troop
messes, clubs, or other military food-serving facilities will have a postmortem inspection
performed by a veterinarian.
(3) Animals used for survival training are exempt from Category 1
inspections, however any animal slaughtered for consumption by the Armed Forces must
comply with the Humane Slaughter Act.
(4) Commanders overseas will provide veterinary personnel to supervise
antemortem and postmortem inspections of all food animals slaughtered for the Armed
d. In-Plant Inspections. These plants include ration assembly plants and food
processing plants. These inspections include examining and testing of food in the plants
and processing areas to ensure that they are:
Fit for intended purpose
Do not pose a danger to public health
Are not in violation of contractual requirements.
Figure 1-5. In-process inspection.
Figure 1-6. End item inspection.