(b) The Major B or Minor defects found seem to be concentrated in one
or more of the contractor's lots that comprise the grand lot.
(c) The inspector determines for any reason, based on initial inspection
results, that inspection of the contractor's lot is justified.
(4) Grand lotting is encouraged (to conserve inspection resources)
whenever it is considered appropriate by the inspection activity.
(a) Grand lotting will not be used when performing warranty
(b) Grand lotting will not be used if a lot is suspected of
c. STEP 3: Inspect Shipping Containers and Selection of Menu Samples.
(1) In accordance with Table A, Sampling Criteria for Inspection of Shipping
Containers (Normal Inspection) (Table 3-1); select the appropriate sample size for
shipping container examinations.
(a) Obviously damaged shipping cases should not be selected unless
they are truly representative of the lot.
(b) Damaged cases should be set aside, inspected, and salvaged.
Routine inspections will be conducted using a single sampling plan.
(3) Using the defects listed in Table C, Inspection of Shipping Containers
(Table 3-3), inspectors should check each sample case for previously opened boxes
and loose straps, different types of straps on one or more of the cases that differs from
the majority of the lot. While these indicators may be the result of tampering, they may
also be due to other reasons such as a wholesale rework of a lot. Inspectors should
contact their supervisors for guidance if pilferage or tampering is suspected.
(4) Open the sample cases to determine how many different menus they
contain. While the MRE was designed to have 24 different menus in each case;
inspectors may encounter double packing of one or more menus.
(5) Using defects listed in Table C, Inspection of Shipping Containers
(Table 3-3), observe each case for signs of rodent damage or insect infestation. Place
infestation findings on the inspection report, to include:
(a) Whether the pests were found alive or dead.