sticks to roof of mouth and gives gum like impression), leaky (shows beads or droplets
of moisture), and grainy (lacks smooth waxy texture). Some defects of color found in
butter are mottling and streaks. The color should be a natural shade of yellow, not
excessively high, and uniform.
c. Defects of Cheese. The color of cheese should be uniform and free from
mottles or light and dark portions. Uniformity of color is far more important than shade
of color. Body and texture defects may also occur in cheese. Body as it is applied to
cheese refers to the firmness of the cheese. Cheese should have a firm, waxy body
and a silky, smooth texture. Some undesirable body defects are: dry, hard, crumbly,
rubbery, flaky, grainy, gritty, and weak/soft. Some undesirable texture defects are:
yeast holes, gassy, open, and fissures.
d. Defects of Condensed Milk. Body and texture defects found in condensed
and evaporated milk are: buttery (fat separation), curdy (presence of coagulated
particles), feathering, grainy, low viscosity (milk-like consistency), and sediment. The
color of condensed and evaporated milk should be a light, uniform cream color but may
tend toward a brown color.
e. Defects of Dry Milk. Some defects of dry milk products are: caked, lumpy,
unnatural color, and visible dark particles.
2-18. TESTING (ANALYTICAL REQUIREMENTS)
a. Product Quality Assurance. The origin inspector has responsibility for
laboratory testing, implementation of the 3-out-of-5 concept, and quality history
maintenance, in order to assure contract compliance.
b. Testing of Samples at Destination Inspection. Since samples may be
selected either at origin or at destination for official testing, the origin inspector may
request the destination inspector to select and submit samples at time of delivery for
testing by the medical laboratory.
c. Recommended Testing. When routine samples are being submitted for
wholesomeness testing, it is recommended that additional samples be selected and
submitted for Keeping Quality testing as well.
d. Data Requirement. Anytime that the destination inspector submits samples
to the medical laboratory for testing, a copy of the MEDCOM FORM 676-R, Request
For and Results of Testing, must be furnished the origin inspector. A copy is
automatically provided to the origin inspector when block 17 of the DD Form 1222, the
Inspection Responsibility Code (IRC), is filled in.