(3) Sources of waterfood may be listed in the USDC, "Approved List of Fish
Establishments and Products" published by the USDC. Products originating from these
establishments may contain on the primary container one of two types of inspection
legends. See Figure 1-5. This document is the more important of the two for identity
inspection because all waterfood products must be approved by the USDC. This
publication is on the world wide web at: http://seafood.nmfs.gov/publications.html.
(4) Other water foods may be listed in the U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, Public Health Service, Food and Drug Administration's "Interstate
Certified Shellfish Shippers List". This publication is on the world wide web at:
(5) Other sources may be listed in VETCOM Circular 40-1, Directory of
Sanitarily Approved Food Establishments for Armed Forces Procurement.
(6) Exceptions to the above will be provided in the contract.
e. STEP 5 - Determine compliance with the requirements for packing,
packaging, marking, and labeling. The inspector compares information from the
inspection data packet and the USDC Certificate of Inspection with the cases in the
shipment. He observes:
(1) Packaging and packing of product.
(2) Item description.
(3) Official stamp impression on cases. (See Figure 1-5.)
(4) Dates, lot numbers, code numbers.
f. STEP 6 - Determine compliance with the requirements for age at delivery and
remaining shelf life.
(1) Contractual documents will state the product's maximum age at delivery
and/or remaining shelf life requirement.
(2) The actual age at delivery (in days) is determined by subtracting the
Julian date the product was manufactured from the Julian date the product was
(3) The actual remaining shelf life is determined by subtracting the Julian
date of receipt from the Julian date of the product's expiration.
NOTE: Products labeled with "use by", "best if purchased by", or "best if used by" do
not expire on that day. These products may be sold or consumed on that day. The