Section III. IDENTITY INSPECTION
Inspection for identity is a determination that the product is that specified in the
contract, and, if inspected at origin, is the same product. The inspection may be
accomplished by survey of inspection stamps, inspection reports, case codes, car
numbers (designating transport vehicles, such as railcars or trucks), invoices, manifests,
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE GRADING
CERTIFICATE AND OFFICIAL GRADEMARK
a. For consumer grade shell eggs, a USDA Poultry Products Grading Certificate
(figure 2-7) must accompany each shipment except when the official grademark of USDA
(USDA Grade Shield) is on the individual cartons (figure 2-6).
b. If the individual cartons of consumer grade shell eggs are grademarked with
the USDA shield, then a USDA grademark will also appear on the packing (cases) (see
c. For troop issue, a USDA Poultry Products Grading Certificate must
accompany every shipment (figure 2-8).
Figure 2-6. United States Department of Agriculture official grademark for cartons
packed under A Quality control.
Figure 2-7. USDA grademark.