CHAPTER 1, FOOD SAFETY
(3) Cheese with high moisture content (e.g., cream and cottage) or
with mold filaments which deeply penetrate the surfaces, and cheese
portions too small to be reconditioned must be discarded.
(4) All cheese procured for use by the Navy and Marine Corps is
manufactured and labeled as required by 21 CFR 133.
3-1.3 Inspection of Food Items
a. The U.S. Army Veterinary Inspector (AVI) and the Navy PMA will
assume a new role in support of food inspection and the acceptance of
subsistence delivered to DoD activities under the Subsistence Prime Vendor
program. AVI's perform three types of Product Compliance Evaluations under
Prime Vendor: Cursory, Routine, and Special Compliance Evaluations. The
basic concept of these inspections and the acceptance of food evaluations,
are as follows:
(1) The Person in Charge or designated representative at the
receiving activities are responsible and have the authority to accept or
reject subsistence delivered under the Subsistence Prime Vendor Program.
AVI's will not normally be available to perform a wholesomeness
determination on every delivery nor will the Navy PMA be required to be
present at time of delivery to determine wholesomeness. Day-to-day quality
assurance is the responsibility of the ordering activity.
(2) The Person in Charge or designated representative must ensure
that authorized receiving individuals conduct a sanitary inspection of the
vehicle and determine the identity, quantity and condition on all items
received. AVI's will perform random sampling, called "Cursory Product
Compliance Evaluation" of deliveries to evaluate wholesomeness of
(3) AVI's are responsible for providing timely wholesomeness
determinations on food items delivered to or accepted at Prime Vendor
delivery points (receiving activities). AVI's will not impede deliveries to
accommodate any product or any product evaluations unless they identify
unwholesome products or unsanitary vehicle conditions.
(4) When products of questionable quality are identified prior to
acceptance, authorized receiving individual's may request that AVI's or the
Navy PMA provide guidance on or actually perform expedited product quality
evaluations on deliveries.
(5) Routine Product Compliance Evaluations are performed to ensure
food items comply with packaging and marking, best value for their intended
use, satisfaction by customer, wholesomeness and at a minimum, count,
condition and identity are determined. AVI's evaluate food products
against applicable vendor specifications. Generally, cooking of product is
not involved and the evaluation is done on-site at the food establishment.