6-25. CONDITION INSPECTION
a. Conveyance Inspection. Inspect the conveyance to determine temperature,
cleanliness of vehicle, and presence of off-odors.
b. Determine Adequacy of Packaging, Packing and Marking. The inspector
determines if the packaging, packing, and marking comply with the requirements in the
inspection data packet. There should be no tears, rips, cuts, damage from crushing, nor
damage from moisture or blood.
(1) Primary containers of individually packaged items (e.g., frankfurters,
luncheon meat) shall be examined for loss of vacuum. If the package does not cling
tightly to the product, this is an indication of loss of vacuum.
(2) Canned items will be examined for can defects (see subcourse MD0708,
c. Determine Age at Delivery. The inspector determines the age of the
product at delivery and the remaining shelf life and compares it to the requirements
listed in the inspection data packet.
d. Determine Temperature. The inspector determines the temperature of the
product and compares it with the requirements given in the inspection data packet.