b. Final acceptance by the government is at destination. When, in the course of
the inspection, there is evidence that the product is inaccurately marked (for example, in
regard to net weight), the veterinary food inspection specialist will report the findings,
through the supervisor, to the contracting officer, who will immediately notify the
contractor that the product does not conform with contract requirements.
EXAMPLE OF DESTINATION INSPECTION PROCEDURE
Destination inspection includes verification inspection. In the event of obvious
evidence of fraud or substitution, the veterinary food inspection specialist must not
hesitate to recommend rejection of the product to his supervisor. Borderline questions
of grade and minor deviations should be noted in the remarks section of the inspection
report. The following is a suggested procedure for conducting a destination inspection.
a. A lot of 30,000 pounds of Grade A chickens, Type III, Class 1, Style 8, was
received on purchase order number CHI 1234-80. The authorized weight range per
carcass was 2 to 2 3/4 pounds. The total number of cases received was 480.
b. The truck was examined upon arrival, and the opening temperature was 10F.
The temperature of the product was 0F. There was no indication of dirt, filth, or
objectionable odors. Cases of chicken were selected at random and removed to the
inspection room. The product was emptied from the cases to determine quantity,
identity, and condition.
The veterinary food inspection specialist verifies the product quantity by noting
the quantity marked on the container, then verifying the pieces in the container.
The veterinary food inspection specialist must determine that the product
received at destination is the same as that specified in the contract and is the same one
that was shipped. He does this by looking at inspection stamps, case codes, delivery
vehicle numbers, invoices, manifests, labels, certificates accompanying shipment, and
the product itself.
2-12. CERTIFICATES ACCOMPANYING SHIPMENT
The contractor performs origin inspection of poultry in accordance with DPSC
requirements, or he employs the services of the USDA inspection service to perform the
inspection at origin. The contractor is required to certify the grade of the product.
a. United States Department of Agriculture Grade Certificate. (See
figure 2-2.) For contracts covering quantities of more than 2,500 pounds, the contractor
will furnish a written USDA poultry products grading certificate, with the contract number
on it, which certifies that: