c. Requirements for at issue or sale inspections may be based on problems
identified during the receipt inspection, other surveillance inspections, and/or requested
by the accountable officer. Enough samples will be inspected to assure that no
contaminated, decomposed, or unwholesome food is to be issued or sold. Also, all
outdated or stressed foods will be inspected. Samples may be sent to the laboratory for
testing and final recommendation.
d. In-storage inspections will be performed on all USArmy, USN (ashore and
afloat), Marine Corps, and DLA installations, depots, and activities. Nonappropriated
funds and club systems should be inspected when in the best interest of the government
and/or requested by the accountable officer. Under the prime vendor system, the product
is already in storage and a compliance inspection will be performed.
e. If the product is found to be unwholesome or unfit for intended use, a
Certificate of Unfitness will be utilized. However, if the food is wholesome, but not fit for
intended use, a Certificate of Serviceability may be administered. This document is
utilized when the food still possesses some value (that is, animal food, soap, fertilizers or
other by products).
f. Reporting of surveillance inspections will be IAW regulations cited in
AR 40-657 and directives issued by agencies (such as DLA, DSCP, DeCA, and
Knowing and understanding the categories of inspection is an important role in the
performance of the 91R MOS (Veterinary Food Inspection Specialist). The inspector
must be able to identify when an inspection is required, what kind of inspection is needed
and how/who to report their findings. Moreover, a thorough understanding of this material
will prepare you for the subsequent lessons in this course.