j. Frequency of Examination. This term is used in relation to each line item.
k. 3-out-of-5 Concept. This refers to an evaluation of the reliability of individual
contractors based on sequential microbiological test results whereby a type of product is
monitored for conformance to wholesomeness requirements and evaluated for
l. Imminent Health Hazard. This warning phrase refers to a product or
practice that creates or appears to create a significant threat of danger to health. In
such instances, products can be rejected without waiting for the results of laboratory
testing (which establishes a quality history record).
m. Status. Status refers to the current condition of a specific characteristic of a
product, which is produced by a single contractor. It applies contractually to the results
of laboratory testing. Status is designated by one of the following terms.
(2) Notice (1 out of 4 laboratory testing failures).
(3) Warning (2 out of 4 laboratory testing failures).
(4) Suspension/Termination (3 out of 5 laboratory testing failures).
n. Inspection. An inspection is a product examination that is conducted to
determine compliance with contract requirements, with or without the aid of testing.
2-2. INSPECTION RESPONSIBILITY
a. Origin Inspection. The origin inspector is responsible for sanitary
inspections (as applicable), wholesomeness testing of products, quality assurance
visits, and maintenance of a quality history record for each production plant located
within the assigned geographical location.
b. Destination Inspection. The destination inspector is responsible for
examination of the product at time of delivery for those characteristics that are verified
at destination. Additionally, upon request of the origin inspector, the destination
inspector will submit samples of the product to the laboratory for wholesomeness testing
and/or keeping quality testing.
c. Destination Inspection Procedures/Responsibilities. The paragraphs that
follow provide general information concerning the responsibilities of destination
inspectors and the procedures followed during product examination.