(2) These military sanitary standards set forth sanitary requirements for
establishments furnishing food to the Military Services. They provide standardization for
sanitary inspection procedures and serve as the basis for determination of
(3) The reference source for the sanitary requirements discussed in lesson
1 of this subcourse Military Standard 909, Sanitation Standards for Food Storage
Facilities. MIL STD 909 includes a detailed checklist for sanitary compliance, which is
the DD Form 2531, Food Storage Facility Sanitation Compliance Checklist. This
checklist is included in the subcourse in appendix B. You will want to refer to this
checklist as you study this lesson.
c. Standards of Other Agencies. Rather than establish a duplicate system of
inspection, the DOD recognizes the sanitary standards, inspections, and results of other
Government agencies. Some of these agencies are the US Department of Agriculture
(USDA), the US Department of Commerce (USDC), and the US Public Health Service
(USPHS). If an establishment is found acceptable
by one of these agencies, then
the DOD will accept food items originating in that establishment.
d. Directory of Sanitarily Approved Food Establishments for Armed Forces
Procurement. This publication (short title, Directory) is published by HSC and each
major overseas command.
(1) The Directory is published annually and is updated on a quarterly basis
or as required.
(2) The Directory lists all establishments, alphabetically by state or country,
that have been inspected for sanitation by the military veterinary service and found
(3) Purchasing activities of the DOD will purchase foods only from
establishments listed in the Directory.
(4) Establishments found acceptable by other Government agencies and
listed in their "directories" may be exempt from listing in the Directory. These
e. Location of Military Veterinary Personnel Available for Inspections and
Services. This publication (short title, Location List) will be published by The Surgeon
General, Department of the Army.
(1) The Location List lists the locations of military veterinary personnel
available for inspections and services required for central procurement action.