(3) The agent must multiply in the food to a sufficient concentration to survive
processing/storage and still be able to cause illness. (Or it must be contaminated after
(4) Enough contaminated food must be ingested so that the amount of toxic
organism ingested will cause illness.
e. Foodborne disease outbreaks are a significant problem in the military and
civilian environments, but one which can be prevented, or at least minimized, with a
proper surveillance program.
(1) One such program is the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP)
which will be introduced in Lesson 1. Lesson 1 will also present an explanation of the
important entries and organization of the inspection checklist, DA Form 5161, and the
chart used in completing the checklist.
(2) Lessons 2 through 8 discuss inspecting specific areas of a food service
facility. Each lesson contains a chart and an inspection checklist. The charts will tell
you the basic items to look for in that area during your inspection. The inspection
checklists will allow you to see exactly where you mark unsatisfactory items for that
area on the checklist.
(3) Appendix A at the end of this subcourse provides an easy to reference
listing of all the items on the inspection checklist along with their corresponding
paragraph reference numbers from TB MED 530.
Section II. THE INSPECTION CHECKLIST FOR FOOD
service inspections. For routine food inspections, DA Form 5162 should be used. To
provide remarks fully explaining items requiring corrective action beyond the capability
of the facility manager or deficiencies not specifically or clearly addressed on the
inspection form, use DA Form 5161-1. This subcourse will deal with comprehensive
food inspections using DA Form 5161. For information regarding the use of DA Forms
5162 and 5161-1, refer to TB MED 530.
b. The checklist has three main sections: the body (main) section, the heading,
and the signature section. Paragraphs 1-3 through 1-5 discuss the important entries in
each section of the checklist. Only critical entries will be explained; those that are self-
explanatory will not be discussed. Refer to figure 1-1 while reading paragraphs 1-3 to