1-16. OFFICIAL INSPECTION MARK
The official circular inspection mark is required on consumer (immediate)
containers and shipping containers of ready-to-cook poultry inspected under the Poultry
Products Inspection Act. See figure 1-3.
Figure 1-3. Example of an official USDA inspection mark.
1-17. OFFICIAL GRADEMARKS ON CONSUMER CONTAINERS
a. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Grademark. The
grademark must either be printed with light-colored letters on a dark field or dark-colored
letters on a light field. See figure 1-4.
Figure 1-4. Examples of USDA grademarks.
b. Identification Required on Labels or Wing Tags. Any wing tag, metal clip,
insert label, or other label which bears either the inspection mark or the grademark or
both must also show either the plant number or the name and address of the firm.
Figure 1-5 shows examples of satisfactory labels or tags.