2-11. MARKING AND IDENTIFICATION OF INSPECTED SUPPLIES
Ration samples that are inspected and returned to storage will be identified as
inspection samples in accordance with the procedures specified in TB MED 263,
Veterinary Service, Identification of Inspected Foods or other appropriate means.
2-12. LABORATORY ANALYSIS
a. When doubt exists as to the condition of a lot of operational rations and the
inspection activity determines there is a need for a laboratory examination and/or test,
samples will be submitted to the Department of Defense (DOD) Veterinary Laboratory.
Utilization of laboratories in the determination of serviceability is encouraged whenever
it is deemed necessary by the inspection activity.
b. Laboratory guidance for sample submission is currently available in handbook
2-13. PEST INFESTATION AND LABORATORY SUPPORT
a. Infestation, damage, or contamination by insect and/or rodent pests
encountered during any operational rations inspection procedure will be immediately
reported to the Product Quality Office (DSCP-HROS) at (215) 737-3876 or 7533 (DSN
444). For Air Force stocks, this information will also be reported to AFSVA/SVOHT.
b. In the case of insect infestation, the initial notification will be followed up by
submission of a DD Form 1222, Request for Results of Tests, or locally approved
laboratory form filled out and submitted-in accordance with DSCP Manual 4155.6,
(1) Inspection personnel, the storage facility manager, and the responsible
pest control activity should conduct an in-depth facility inspection. Appropriate pest
control actions should be taken, when necessary, using the guidance contained in DLAI
4145.31, Integrated Stored Products Pest Management or applicable Service directives.
(2) If the current storage location is not the suspected source of infestation,
the previous storage facility will be contacted and similar investigative procedures
initiated. If the operational rations in question were received infested from a supplier or
Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) storage site, contact DSCP-HROS immediately for
follow-up action and appropriate recommendations.
c. Disposition recommendations for infested stocks will be based on MIL-STD-
904B, Detection, Identification, and Prevention of Pest Infestation of Subsistence or
applicable Military Service directives and, when applicable, laboratory identification
results. The inspection activity and the owner of the rations should jointly make the final