b. Inspection Test Date Extensions. Inspectors may extend an inspection test
date (ITD) based on their estimate of the lot's remaining shelf life.
(1) Table N, Condition Code Criteria Defects from Special Inspection
Results (Components That Equal or Exceed an Action Number) is provided to aid the
inspector in arriving at the best estimate possible without the benefit of laboratory
(2) Remarking of the unitized loads/cases with a revised in ITD will be
accomplished IAW the appropriate service regulation. Posting of extensions can be
accomplished by posting stickers containing updated ITD information to each pallet or
c. Disposition Recommendations.
(1) The accountable officer/agency will be informed of inspection results by
the Medical Food Inspector. The Medical Food Inspector (MFI) will include (as a
(a) The rations condition code as determined in accordance with DSCP
Handbook 4155.2, Appendices A or B.
(b) The rations estimated remaining shelf life.
The stage of the rations Time-Temperature Indicator (TTI) for MRE.
(d) A summary of the lots general characteristics.
(e) Inspectors are also encouraged to provide additional comments
that will assist the accountable officer/agency in determining final disposition.
(2) Final disposition instructions for lots placed on medical hold require
review and approval by the local medical authority.
(3) Consider the points listed below when developing a disposition
recommendation. This list is not all-inclusive and each point will not always apply.
(a) Can the defective menu(s)/component(s)/module(s) be removed
just prior to consumption?
(b) How rapidly is the most defective component expected to
deteriorate to the point that it is unlikely to be consumed?
(c) Can the lot be issued and supplemented with similar commercial
items, supply catalog items, or other operational ration component(s)?