following day, these items expire and may not be issued or sold unless local command
guidance permits shelf life extension.
The "U.S. GRADE" mark signifies that:
The "PACKED UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION"
mark may be displayed:
The product is clean, safe, and wholesome.
As an official mark or
The product is of a specified quality,
identified by the appropriate U.S. Grade
designation, as determined by a Federal
As an official statement on the product label.
inspector in accordance with established
The mark or statement signifies that:
requirements in U.S. Grade standards.
The properly labeled product is clean, safe,
The product was produced in an acceptable
establishment, with proper equipment and in
an appropriate processing environment as
The product has been produced in an
required by food control authorities.
acceptable establishment with appropriate
equipment under the supervision of Federal
The product was processed under
supervision by Federal food inspectors and
packed by sanitary food handlers in
The product has not been graded as to a
accordance with specific Good
specific quality level, rather, it is of an acceptable
commercial quality as determined by Federal
Manufacturing Practice requirements.
inspectors in accordance with approved standards
The product is truthfully and accurately
labeled as to common or usual name,
optional ingredients, and quantity.
Figure 1-5. USDC Inspection Legends