(2) When multiple pallets of (UGR--H&S are warehoused in a storage facility
they should meet the additional standards of MIL-STD 3006, Guidelines for Auditing
(a) Unitized Group RationsHeat & Serve cannot be stacked more
than two pallets high without the use of storage aids, such as pallet racks/pallet sets,
(b) These pallet racks/pallet sets should support the full weight of any
additional pallets. The pallet(s) that are stored above shall not be in contact with or
supported by the pallets beneath.
(3) The temperature history of the storage locations must also be
considered when recommending final condition codes and dispositions.
(4) All modules opened for inspection purposes, or damaged cases, shall be
recouped or repaired in a sufficient manner to ensure protection of the product during
subsequent storage and handling.
b. STEP 2: Determine Lot Size.
(1) The lot size for modules shall be the total number of modules by menu.
The sample unit is one complete module.
Lotting procedures will be as follows:
(a) An assembler's lot will be composed of rations from the same
assembler that have the same DOP and menu number.
Grand lots for the purpose of UGR--H&S inspections will be
1 Composed of rations from the same assembler, and the same
menu number, but will contain more than one lot number.
2 Grand lots will be limited to a 120-day date of pack (DOP)
window (earliest to latest DOP shall not exceed 120 days).
3 Additionally, the rations must have been stored under
substantially similar storage conditions.
4 Samples from grand lots must represent all individual lots
proportionally, even if the next highest sample size must be used.
5 Identity of samples from each sublot must be maintained
throughout the inspection.