Generally, parasites do not constitute a major health hazard since most are not
transmissible to man or are usually destroyed during freezing or cooking. Identity of the
parasite must be confirmed by the veterinary officer to determine if a potential health
If the cause of the deterioration is unknown, the veterinary officer will make the
decision as to whether a potential health hazard is present or not.
a. Inspector Action. Utilizing all known information regarding the deteriorative
waterfoods, you will make recommendations concerning the product. Complete the
appropriate forms and reports in accordance with local SOP.
b. A Potential Health Hazard. If you determine that a potential health hazard
exists or is suspected to exist, you must notify the veterinary officer.
c. Destination/Procurement Inspection. If you find no potential health hazard
found in a destination/procurement inspection, you must determine the compliance of
the product based upon comparison of known information with information taken from
the inspection data packet or local SOP.
d. Surveillance Inspection. If you find no health hazard in a surveillance
inspection, you must determine serviceability after comparing known information with
standards established by DLA 4155.37, Appendix S, DPSC Manual 4155.7, AR 40-656,
or local SOP, as applicable. The following factors must be considered:
Suitability for intended use.
Expected usage date.
Amount of product in storage.
e. Disposition of Sample. Following the determination of recommendations,
you must determine the disposition of the sample. For further information, see
subcourse MD0694, Inspection Records and Reports.