(1) Document samples at DeCA facilities using a DD Form 1222 sample
(2) Document samples at other facilities using a MEDCOM Form 57.
c. Report inspection findings on a DD Form 1232, unless otherwise directed.
Section II. SPECIFIC EXAMINATIONS PERFORMED
2-13. OBTAINING SAMPLES FROM BULK MILK DISPENSER CONTAINERS
USING ASEPTIC TECHNIQUES
When an inspector is required to submit a sample of a bulk dairy product to the
laboratory for testing, aseptic techniques must be utilized during the entire sample
collection procedure to preclude the possibility of contamination of either the product or
the sample bottle. Normally, only one bulk dispenser container will be selected to
represent the inspection lot. However, more than one primary container may be
selected when the veterinary food inspection specialist thinks such action is necessary.
A minimum of one-half pint (8 fluid ounces) of product will be obtained for routine
laboratory testing and examination purposes, unless the laboratory requires a larger
a. Preparation for Extracting Sample.
(1) Agitate product. The primary container is used to agitate the product.
(a) Invert the container and return it to an upright position a minimum of
five times. Two people, one on each side of the container, may be required, especially
when the quantity of product per container exceeds 5 gallons.
(b) Place the primary container on the floor, grasp the handle, and
forcibly rock the container in a 90 arc five times. This method of agitation, however,
should only be used when the quantity of product per container exceeds 5 gallons and
only one individual is available.
(c) If the container is 5 gallons or less invert the container and return it to
an upright position a minimum of 5 times.
(2) Place the container on a clean table in a clean area protected from
(3) Release the free end of the dispenser tube from its secured position.
(4) Remove the protective covering, if present.