c. Texture. The texture of a dehydrated product is dry, wrinkled, hard, and/or
4-14. FREEZE DAMAGE
Examine the product for ice crystals. Separation of the components may also
indicate freeze damage.
a. Definition. Freeze damage occurs in products not normally sold in the frozen
state. Container expansion, ice crystals, and separation of the components of the
product indicate freeze damage.
b. Texture. Changes in texture caused by freeze damage include separation
and/or formation of a watery and crumbly product.
4-15. FOREIGN MATERIAL
Examine the product for any extraneous matter which does not organically
belong where found, which has been introduced from the outside, or which does not
naturally occur in the quantity found at the location examined. This can include body
parts (from rodents, insects, and/or birds), excreta, chemical compounds, sawdust, and
Examine the product for deterioration of unknown cause. If it is found, notify the
veterinary officer. The veterinary officer will identify the condition, or he may have you
prepare a sample of the product for submission to the medical laboratory. For further
information, see subcourse MD0704, Inspection Records and Reports.
4-17. DETERMINING THE AMOUNT, SEVERITY, AND EXTENT OF A
After you have determined the deteriorative condition in the dairy products,
determine the amount of deteriorative condition present in the product. You, the 91R20,
will then determine the severity and extent of the condition. For this, you will use
contractual documents or local SOPs, as applicable. This information may have already
been supplied by the 91R10 veterinary food inspection specialist's inspection reports.