MANUAL OF NAVAL PREVENTIVE MEDICINE
Items selected for Routine Compliance Evaluation are food items which have
caused customer dissatisfaction.
(6) Special Product Compliance Evaluations are performed to ensure
items meet all requirements in the specifications under which they were
procured and that they are wholesome. Special Evaluations may involve
cooking or other forms of processing and will be performed on-site at the
food establishment by the AVI. However, Food Service authorities at any
location may request evaluation of items other than or in addition to those
scheduled for a Special Product Compliance Evaluation.
b. Inspection of food items conducted without the assistance of AVI's
or the Navy PMA should be approached using common sense and knowledge
obtained through food service sanitation training. If food has a foul odor
or appears unnatural, it is cause for rejection and should be immediately
reported through the chain of command.
3-1.4 Temperature Specifications for Receiving of Food Items
a. Except as specified in paragraph b. of this section, refrigerated,
PHF shall be at a temperature of 41°F (5°C) or below when received.
b. If a temperature other than 41°F (5°C) for a PHF is specified in the
law(s) governing its distribution, such as laws governing milk, molluscan
shellfish and shell eggs, the food may be received at the specified
c. PHF that is cooked to a temperature required by section 3-5 and
received hot shall be maintained at a temperature of 140°F (60°C) or above.
d. A food that is labeled frozen and shipped frozen by a food
processing plant shall be received frozen.
e. Upon receipt, PHF shall be free of evidence of previous temperature
3-2 PROTECTION OF FOOD ITEMS FROM CONTAMINATION AFTER RECEIVING
PREVENTING CONTAMINATION FROM HANDS
PREVENTING CONTAMINATION WHEN TASTING
PACKAGED AND UNPACKAGED FOOD - SEPARATION,
PACKAGING AND SEGREGATION
FOOD STORAGE CONTAINERS, LABELED WITH COMMON
NAME OF FOOD
PASTEURIZED EGGS, SUBSTITUTE FOR SHELL EGGS FOR
CERTAIN RECIPES AND POPULATIONS
WASHING FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
ICE USED AS EXTERIOR COOLANT, IS PROHIBITED