Lamb sides. Place the stamp well down on the thigh.
(5) Wrapped carcass meats. Place the stamp on the outer wrapper after the
meat has been properly packaged.
MAINTAINING SECURITY OF DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE INSPECTION STAMPS
a. Responsibility for Stamps. One of the commonly assigned food inspection
duties is that of safeguarding inspection stamps. It is important to prevent their use by
unauthorized persons. An inspection stamp is to be used only by an inspector or
personnel under his direct supervision. If a government safe is available, DOD inspection
stamps will be locked in the safe when not in use. If no safe is available, the stamps will
be placed in a secured area, as directed by local unit standard operating procedure
b. Safeguarding Department of Defense Procurement Stamps. A record of
each inspection stamp issued for procurement inspection (PIA and CIA), with the
identifying serial number, is kept on a DD Form 1740, Food Inspection Stamp Record.
An inspector must sign for the stamp when it is issued to him, and he accepts
responsibility for safeguarding the stamp at all times, even when it is not in use. Look at
the illustration of DD Form 1740 in figure 2-4. The form is used to record the identification
of each inspector to whom a stamp is issued, the period of use by each inspector, and
upon its becoming unserviceable for any reason, the date and manner in which it was
c. Theft or Loss. If an inspection stamp is lost or stolen, you must notify your
supervisor immediately. The facts concerning the situation will be investigated and all
other veterinary units will be officially notified.