alternative feeding strategies are available. However, under conditions that are more
restrictive the components could be consumed without concern that illness will be
m. Minor Defect. This classification should be used for defects that make the
product less useful than it should be, but not seriously so. Minor defects usually do not
affect serviceability. However, their identification is important since they often reveal
early signs of deterioration and can be detected before the item reaches a condition that
makes its consumption unlikely under conditions of normal use. Their early detection
may lead to a predictive intervention by the Accountable Officer to ensure consumption
before the component or menu loses its serviceability.
n. One Hundred Percent Inspection. Inspection in which specified
characteristics of each unit of product are examined or tested to determine conformance
o. Percent Defective. The percent defective (PD) expresses nonconformance
based on the number of units in the sample that contain one or more defects. When a
component exhibits more than one defect, it will be classified by the most serious defect
it possesses. The percent defective of any given quantity of units of product is one
hundred times the number of defective units of product contained therein divided by the
total number of products, that is:
Number of Defectives x 100
Number of Units Inspected
p. Probability of Acceptance. That percentage of inspection lots expected to
be accepted when the lots are subjected to a specified sampling plan.
q. Product Demonstration Model. Product Demonstration Model (PDM)
Samples a contractor submits to NATICK for evaluation of analytical, physical,
microbial, and/or performance requirements.
r. Random Sample. A sample selected in such a way that each unit of the
population has an equal chance of being selected.
s. Rejection Number. This is the minimum number of defects or defective units
in the sample that will cause rejection of the lot represented by the sample.
t. Resubmitted Lot. A lot which has been rejected, subjected to either
examination or testing for the purpose of removing all defective units which may or may
not be reworked or replaced, and submitted again for acceptance.
u. Rework. A procedure applied to a nonconformance that will completely
eliminate it and result in a characteristic that completely conforms to contract