f. Scatter Diagram. This is a graph that is used to study the relationship
between two or more variables. Data points of each variable are plotted to determine
the strength of the relationship, but the identity of a cause is not determined.
2-19. FOOD INSPECTION TERMS
a. Army Veterinary Inspector. Army Veterinary Inspector (AVI).
b. Cyclic Inspection. A surveillance inspection performed on a routine
c. Date of Pack. The date of pack (DOP) means the actual date that the
product was packaged in the primary container or unit. The DoP for operational rations
is usually the date that the components were assembled and packed into shipping
d. Deterioration. A process of change occurring in a food item that affects the
product's normal appearance and/or wholesomeness; which will eventually limit its
e. Grossly Observable Discrepancy. An immediately observable defect that,
in the AVI's judgment, results in the item being nonconforming to contractual
f. Inspection. The examination and testing of supplies and services to
determine whether they conform to specified requirements.
g. Inspection Test Date. The inspection test date (ITD) is the date that occurs
a specified number of months after the item is packed (DOP). The ITD is related to, but
less than, the products estimated shelf life.
h. Measuring and Test Equipment . Measuring and Test Equipment (M&TE)
refers to all devices used to measure, gage, test, inspect, diagnose, or otherwise
examine materials, supplies and equipment to determine compliance with technical
i. Original Inspection. The first inspection of a particular quantity of product as
distinguished from the inspection of product which has been resubmitted after prior
j. Perishable Foods. This is subsistence that requires refrigeration during
transport and storage in order to remain wholesome.
k. Quality assurance representative. The quality assurance representative
(QAR) is the individual directly charged with performance of the Government contract
quality assurance function at a contractor facility.