The veterinary food inspection specialist is the government's QAR and follows
standard procedures in deciding to accept of reject a product. When a product is rejected
by the QAR, the product does not conform to the requirements of the purchasing
documents, and it is called a nonconformance. The inspector (QAR), reports all non-
conformances to the supervisor and to the accountable officer.
DISPOSING OF FOOD SAMPLES
After the inspection is completed, there may be food samples left. These must not
be eaten by the inspectors or given away. Veterinary food inspection personnel have to
decide if the food samples are usable (serviceable) or not. There are three alternatives
that may be recommended to the supervisor.
a. Return. Usable (serviceable) samples may be returned to the accountable
officer for general distribution.
b. Test. Samples may be submitted to a laboratory for testing, if applicable.
c. Destroy. Unusable (unserviceable) samples must be destroyed. When food
samples are denatured or destroyed, veterinary food inspection personnel follow
guidelines and a supervisor must witness the action taken and sign & date the food