(1) Normally, inspection for condition is performed while inspecting for
An open package inspection (OPI) will be done on each sample unit.
(3) The veterinary food inspection specialist performs a visual, tactile, and
olfactory inspection of the meat and/or meat products in order to determine any
(4) Frozen products must be thawed prior to conducting identity and
condition examinations. Products may also require preparation (cooking) to determine
j. STEP 10. Report inspection findings/Disposition of samples.
Report discrepancies to your supervisor.
(2) Report inspection findings for DeCA facilities by entering the evaluation
data in the Lotus Notes, DeCA Meat Inspection database, if necessary.
(3) Report inspection findings for prime vendor inspections by entering the
evaluation data in the Lotus Notes, Prime Vendor Database. The database report must
be finalized within 72 hours of the evaluation.
(4) Unless directed to report findings in (1) and (2) above report inspection
findings on a DD Form 1232.
Determine the disposition of the samples.
(a) Coordinate with the meat market manager or other accountable
officer to ensure products that were used for open package inspection (OPI) are used
before unopened product. Prior to return, store samples in a manner that prevents
(b) Document the samples that were destroyed during examination or
testing using the appropriate sample receipt.
1 Document samples taken at DeCA facilities using a DD Form
1222 sample receipt.
2 Document samples taken at other facilities using MEDCOM
Form 57, Veterinary Service Food Sample Record.