Verify origin inspection results on shipments received from a vendor
Detect nonconforming products within the warrantee period
e. Overseas Receipt Inspections. Overseas receipt inspections are unique.
When a contractor ships directly overseas, the product is not normally inspected prior to
shipment, but it becomes "Government owned" from the place it is shipped (port of
embarkation). The product must be given a receipt inspection for contractual compliance
upon arrival at its overseas location (outside of the continental United States (OCONUS)).
f. Nonanimal Semiperishables. Nonanimal origin semi-perishable foods are
not normally inspected (that is, sugar, salt, coffee), but if the purchasing agency files a
request or certain circumstances exist, the inspection will be performed. Infestable
product will be inspected in accordance with (IAW) MIL-STD 904, Guidelines for Insect
Infestation of Subsistence.
g. Prime Vendor Program. The prime vendor program is a direct delivery
system. The contractor delivers fresh product several times a week and usually delivers
directly to dining facilities, galleys, and other places where the program is in place.
Veterinary personnel are not required to inspect the product upon arrival, but will
randomly inspect products after they are placed into storage, however they are subject to
inspection at receipt if requested or if a problem is identified. Since the product is
normally inspected while in storage, this type of inspection is classified as "Any receipt
except purchase" and not "On delivery at purchase".
h. Exceptions to Receipt Inspections: Veterinary personnel will not provide
final recommendations for food received during the following situations:
(1) At United States Naval (USN) activities where veterinary personnel are
not assigned. These inspections will be conducted by the USN Food Service Officer or
personnel designated by the Commander.
(2) At United States Air Force (USAF) installations, they have their own food
inspection/public health personnel.
CATEGORY III--SURVEILLANCE INSPECTIONS
a. These inspections are made to determine if
government-owned foods are wholesome and suitable
for further storage, shipment, issue, sale, and consumption
in accordance with AR40-656, Veterinary Surveillance
Inspection of Subsistence. Factors to be considered when
making decisions are: