DESTINATION INSPECTION OF SHELL EGGS
Section I. INTRODUCTION
a. Acceptance inspection of shell eggs at destination will be for identity, count,
and condition. In addition, verification of origin grade and all other contract
requirements will be performed.
Destination inspections are classes 4 and 8.
These inspections are done when shell eggs are delivered to the military
(3) This is the final inspection before ownership is transferred from the
contractor to the Government.
b. The grade verification requires that a sufficient number of samples be candled
at destination to verify origin inspection. Certain changes occur while handling and
shipping eggs that can result in downgrading. However, to compensate for these
unavoidable changes, eggs at destination may be accepted even with certain variations.
These variations are listed in the USDA "Regulations Governing the Grading of Shell
Eggs and US Standards, Grades, and Weight Classes for Shell Eggs."
INSPECTION DATA PACKET
a. The inspection data packet (IDP) includes the documents needed to inspect
the shell eggs. Documents normally included in the inspection data packet are the
contract, solicitation, technical data sheet, subsistence master solicitation, specification,
USDA Regulations, and USDA certificates. See Subcourse MD0705, Inspection
b. The inspection data packet will be used to determine the product to be
delivered; product requirements, container size, container count, packing, packaging,
and marking requirements; and any special requirements.
a. Origin Inspection. The egg production pattern and marketing system in the
United States are such that interstate trading and shipment occur constantly and in
large volume. This situation creates a need for uniform standards for eggs throughout
the United States. To aid in this situation, officials of the USDA, state inspection
services, and industry leaders have for a number of years been encouraging the use of