INSPECTIONS OF TROOP ISSUE SUBSISTENCE ACTIVITY
a. Cold Storage Facility.
(1) Normally, a TISAs cold storage facility is used to store chilled and frozen
subsistence items to be issued to dining facilities. The veterinary food inspection
specialist assigned to the cold storage facility will perform class 4, 5, 7, and 9 inspections.
(2) Daily inspections of the cold storage activity must be conducted. These
inspections should include, but not be limited to:
(a) Temperatures. All recording and indicating thermometers should
be observed. Temperature readings must be recorded on a chart provided for the
purpose by TISA personnel.
(b) Sanitation . All storage refrigerators and storage rooms must be
inspected for sanitation.
(c) Weights . Accurate scales maintained in good working condition will
be used at the cold storage facilities for test-weighing supplies received.
b. Dry (Semiperishable) Storage Facility. The semiperishable section should
also be inspected daily for cleanliness and proper stock rotation. Damaged items,
swellers, or other defective items should be removed to the survey section for thorough
c. First-In, First-Out. Subsistence should be issued in the same order (date of
pack should be considered) as received; i.e., on a "first-in, first-out" (FIFO) basis, except
when issue is necessary to avoid losses by spoilage.
d. Responsibility for Troop Issue Subsistence Activity Sanitary
Inspections. Sanitary inspections of the troop issue perishable and semiperishable
subsistence warehouse are conducted by a veterinary officer periodically. At the
discretion of the Deputy for the Veterinary Activity, more frequent sanitary inspections
can be conducted by a veterinary officer or by a qualified enlisted person such as a
veterinary food inspection specialist.