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USAPHC Circular 40-1, Appendix O
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FREC Approved: 19 August 2016
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Department of Defense Food Safety and Quality Assurance Laboratory Action Levels
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This appendix is the primary reference document for food/bottled water product laboratory testing in support of worldwide Department of Defense missions. As such, it is the official reference for all DoD food analysis laboratories, commercial audits, food defense, and food and water risk assessments.
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Every test listed may not be conducted for products submitted to laboratories. Each laboratory will maintain a list of tests which it routinely performs on each sample type as well a list of additional tests that can be contracted out upon request. Changes to the routinely performed test panels require approval by the Food Risk Evaluation Committee. Contact the local supporting laboratory for any testing questions.
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When used in conjunction with commercial sanitation audits, not every test listed for each product may be required for production plants to be in compliance. Refer to the latest version of the MIL‐STD‐3006 and the local supporting laboratory to determine the appropriate tests.
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Any pathogen or other adulterant detected follows established notification and response procedures directed in AR 40-657. These include contacting the appropriate public health authority and purchasing agency, medical hold actions and possible product suspension and recall (ALFOODACT) actions.
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Federal Supply Class
Food Category
Microbe or toxinN
Not to Exceed LimitS
Source of Requirement
Notes
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ALL FOOD PRODUCTSP
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Pesticides
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All food productsP must meet EPA and/or FDA tolerances for pesticide residues.
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Radioisotopes
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Derived Intervention Levels (DILs) for each radionuclide group for food. Applicable to foodsP as prepared for consumption.
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Strontium‐90160 Bq/kg
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Iodine‐131170 Bq/kg
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Cesium‐134 + Cesium 1371200 Bq/kg
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Plutonium-238 + Plutonium-239 + Americium-2412 Bq/kg
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Ruthenium-103 + Ruthenium-106(C3 / 6800) + (C6 / 450) <1 Bq/kg
The DIL for the Ruthenium group is set at less than one.
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8905: MEAT, POULTRY, FISH, SHELLFISH
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Raw meats (excluding poultry)B
Standard Plate Count (SPC)<100,000 CFU/g
37, 38
performed in beef only8
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coliforms<1000 CFU/g
37, 38
performed in beef onlyV
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E. coli<500 CFU/g
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performed in beef onlyV
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E. coli O157:H7/STEC Rnot detected
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performed la spp.
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Salmonella spp.not detected
37, 38
performed in beef only
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percent fatper package label
customer
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Meats and poultry, Ready-to-eatA
Bacillus cereus10,000 CFU/g
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Campylobacter jejuninot detected
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Clostridium botulinum toxinnot detected
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Clostridium perfringens (vegetative cells)< 1000 CFU/g
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performed in anaerobic products
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Clostridium perfringens toxinnot detected
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E. coli O157:H7/STEC Rnot detected
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performed monocytogenes
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Listeria monocytogenesnot detected
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Salmonella spp.not detected
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Staphylococcus aureus<10,000/g (MPN)
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All fish (these tests apply to all following categories of fish in addition to what is listed individually)
Clostridium botulinum toxinnot detected
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Salmonella spp.not detected
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Staphylococcus aureus<10,000/g (MPN)
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Polychlorinated Biphenyls2ppm
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Cured, salted, smoked fish
Clostridium botulinum toxinnot detected
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Clostridium perfringens < 1000 CFU/g
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Sodium nitrite 10 ppm in smoked cured tuna; 200 ppm in smoked, cured shad, salmon and sablefish
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Water phase salt (WPS)2.5% air packaged; 3.5% vacuum or MAP; 3.0% vacuum or MAP and 100-200 ppm sodium nitrite
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Raw fish
Aldrin (fin and shellfish only)0.3 ppm
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Amnesic Shellfish Poison20 ppm domoic acid, 30 ppm (dungeness crab)
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Caribbean ciguatoxin0.1 ppb
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Chloramphenicolnot detected
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Chlordane0.3 ppm
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Chlordeconecrabmeat: 0.4 ppm other: 0.3 ppm
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DDT, TDE and DDE5.0 ppm
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Dieldrin (fin and shell fish only)0.3 ppm
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Diethylstilbesterolnot detected
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Fluoroquinolonesnot detected
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Heptachlor or Heptachlor epoxide0.3 ppm
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Mirex0.1 ppm
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Nitroimidazolesnot detected
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Nitrofuransnot detected
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Methylmercury1.0 ppm
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Pacific Ciguatoxin0.01 ppb
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Paralytic Shellfish Poison0.8 ppm saxitoxin equivalent
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Simazine (finfish only)12 ppm
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Ready-to-eat fishC
Listeria monocytogenesnot detected
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Vibrio vulnificusnot detected
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Tuna, Mahi-Mahi, and related fish
Histamine50 ppm
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Clams, oysters, mussels, and whole and roe-on scallops, fresh or frozen
APC1 sample exceeding 1.5M/g or 2 or more exceeding 500,000/g.
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sample size must be 5
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E. coli1 sample exceeding 330/100 g (MPN) or 2 or more exceeding 230/100g (MPN)
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sample size must be 5
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Salmonella spp.not detected
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Diarrhetic Shellfish Poison0.2 ppm
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Neurotoxic Shellfish Poison0.8 ppm brevetoxin-2 equivalent
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Vibrio choleraenot detected
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Vibrio parahaemolyticus< 30/g (MPN)
package label
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Vibrio vulnificus< 30/g (MPN)
package label
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8910: ALL DAIRY FOOD & EGGS
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Grade A pasteurized milk and/or milk productsD
Acidityno limit specified
customer
performed on whole milk only
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Coliforms10 CFU/ml or g
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Phosphatase<350 milliunits/L (fluid products); <500 milliunits (other)
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Does not apply to acidified or cultured milk and/or milk products, eggnog, cottage cheese.
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Standard Plate Count (SPC)20,000/ml
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Does not apply to acidified or cultured milk and/or milk products, eggnog, cottage cheese.
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Drug residuesUNo positive results on drug detection methods
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Test method must be listed in the current revision of FDA Memorandum M-a-98. Does not apply to acidified or cultured milk and/or milk products; eggnog; cottage cheese; pasteurized and ultra-pasteurized flavored (non-chocolate) milk and/or milk products; and other milk and/or milk products as identified in the latest revision of M-a-98.
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Grade A ultrapasteurizedT milk and/or milk products
Acidityno limit specified
customer
performed on whole milk only
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Coliforms10 CFU/ml or g
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Standard Plate Count (SPC)20,000/ml
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Does not apply to acidified or cultured milk and/or milk products, eggnog, cottage cheese.
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Drug residuesUNo positive results on drug detection methods
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Test method must be listed in the current revision of FDA Memorandum M-a-98. Does not apply to acidified or cultured milk and/or milk products; eggnog; cottage cheese; pasteurized and ultra-pasteurized flavored (non-chocolate) milk and/or milk products; and other milk and/or milk products as identified in the latest revision of M-a-98.
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Grade A pasteurized concentrated (condensed) milk and/or milk products
Coliforms10 CFU/ml or g
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Yogurt
Coliforms10 CFU/g
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yeasts and molds50 CFU/g
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Sour Cream
Coliforms10 CFU/g
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yeasts and molds10 CFU/g
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Cottage Cheese
Coliforms10 CFU/g
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yeasts and molds10 CFU/g
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Ice Cream Products
Coliforms10 CFU/g (plain) 20 CFU/g (complex)F
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Salmonella spp.not detected
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Standard Plate Count (SPC)50,000 CFU/g
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Fresh eggs and egg productsQ
Salmonella spp. Not detected
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CheesesG
Bacillus cereus10,000 CFU/g
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E. coli100/g (MPN)
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E. coli O157:H7/STEC Rnot detected
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Listeria monocytogenesnot detected
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Salmonella spp.not detected
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Staphylococcus aureus<10,000/g (MPN)
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8915: FRUITS & VEGETABLES
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Fresh fruits and vegetablesH
E. coli O157:H7/STEC li not detected
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E. coli <10/g MPN
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excessive counts may indicate lack of sanitation but is not a regulatory requirement
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Listeria monocytogenesnot detected
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Salmonella spp.not detected
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Staphylococcus aureus<10,000/g (MPN)
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Kimchee
Bacillus cereus10,000 CFU/g
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Clostridium botulinum toxinnot detected
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Clostridium botulinum not detected
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E. coli not detected
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Total coliformsno limit specified
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Listeria monocytogenesnot detected
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Salmonella spp.not detected
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Staphylococcus aureus<10,000/g (MPN)
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Acidity (total, as lactic acid)>1.0% m/m
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salt content1.0-4.0% m/m
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Juices and Nectars
E. coli<1 CFU/10 mL
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E. coli O157:H7/STEC Rnot detected
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Salmonellanot detected
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Cryptosporidium parvumnot detected
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Lead50 ppb
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Sulfites10 ppm
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Patulin50 ppb
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8940: DIETARY FOODS & SPECIALTY PREPARATIONS
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Infant Formula
Aerobic Plate Count1000 CFU/g
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Bacillus cereus1000 CFU/g
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Cronobacter sakazakiiNot detected
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E. coli O157:H7Not detected
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Listeria monocytogenesNot detected
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Salmonella spp. Not detected
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Staphylococcus spp.<10,000/g (MPN)
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Staphylococcal enterotoxinNot detected
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Total coliforms3/g (MPN)
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Ready-to-Eat ProductsI and Ready-to-Cook ProductsO
Bacillus cereus10,000 CFU/g
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Clostridium botulinum toxinnot detected
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Clostridium botulinum (vegetative cells)not detected
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Campylobacter jejuninot detected
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Clostridium perfringens (vegetative cells)< 1000 CFU/g
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E. coli O157:H7/STEC Rnot detected
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performed
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Listeria monocytogenesnot detected
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Salmonella spp.not detected
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Staphylococcus aureus<10,000/g (MPN)
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8960: BEVERAGES, NON-ALCOHOLIC
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Bottled Water, non-carbonated
Microbiological
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E. coliNot detected in 100 mL
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Total coliforms< 1 CFU/100 mL
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Heterotrophic Plate Count500 CFU/mL
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P. aeruginosano limit specified
excessive counts may indicate lack of sanitation but is not a regulatory requirement
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Physical
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Turbidity5 NTU
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Color15 units
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OdorThreshold odor #3
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mineral water exempt
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pH 6.5-8.5
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mineral water exempt
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Chemical
(Mineral waters are exempt from allowable level)
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ChlorideChloride 250 mg/L
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IronIron 0.3 mg/L
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ManganeseManganese 0.05 mg/L
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Total Dissolved SolidsTotal Dissolved Solids 500 mg/L
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Sulfate250 mg/L
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ZincZinc 5 mg/L
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Inorganic
Contaminants
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Aluminum0.2 mg/L
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AntimonyAntimony 0.006 mg/L
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Arsenic0.01 mg/L
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BariumBarium 2 mg/L
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BerylliumBeryllium 0.004 mg/L
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CadmiumCadmium 0.005 mg/L
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ChromiumChromium 0.1 mg/L
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CopperCopper 1.0 mg/L
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CyanideCyanide 0.2 mg/L
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Fluoride2.4 mg/L
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1.4mg/L
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imported non-fluoridated
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1.7 mg/L
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domestic fluoridated
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0.8 mg/L
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imported fluoridated
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LeadLead 0.005 mg/L
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MercuryMercury 0.002 mg/L
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NickelNickel 0.1 mg/L
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NitrateNitrate 10 mg/L (as N)
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NitriteNitrite 1 mg/L (as N)
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Total Nitrate and NitriteTotal Nitrate and Nitrite 10 mg/L (as N)
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SeleniumSelenium 0.05 mg/L
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Silver0.1 mg/L
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ThalliumThallium 0.002 mg/L
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Volatile
Organic Compounds (VOCs)
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BenzeneBenzene 0.005 mg/L
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Carbon TetrachlorideCarbon Tetrachloride 0.005 mg/L
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o‐dichlorobenzene0.6 mg/L
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p‐dichlorobenzenep‐dichlorobenzene 0.075 mg/L
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1,2‐Dichloroethane1,2‐Dichloroethane 0.005 mg/L
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1,1‐Dichloroethylene1,1‐Dichloroethylene 0.007 mg/L
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cis‐1,2‐Dichloroethylenecis‐1,2‐Dichloroethylene 0.07 mg/L
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trans‐1,2‐Dichloroethylenetrans‐1,2‐Dichloroethylene 0.1 mg/L
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DichloromethaneDichloromethane 0.005 mg/L
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1,2‐Dichloropropane1,2‐Dichloropropane 0.005 mg/L
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EthylbenzeneEthylbenzene 0.7 mg/L
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Monochlorobenzene0.1 mg/L
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Styrene0.1 mg/L
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TetrachloroethyleneTetrachloroethylene 0.005 mg/L
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Toluene1 mg/L
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1,2,4‐Trichlorobenzene1,2,4‐Trichlorobenzene 0.07 mg/L
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1,1,1‐Trichloroethane1,1,1‐Trichloroethane 0.02 mg/L
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1,1,2–Trichloroethane1,1,2–Trichloroethane 0.005 mg/L
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TrichloroethyleneTrichloroethylene 0.005 mg/L
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Vinyl chlorideVinyl chloride 0.002 mg/L
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Xylenes (Total)Xylenes (Total) 10 mg/L
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Pesticides
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AlachlorAlachlor 0.002 mg/L
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AtrazineAtrazine 0.003 mg/L
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Benzo[a]pyrene0.0002 mg/L
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Carbofuran0.04 mg/L
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ChlordaneChlordane 0.002 mg/L
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Dalapon0.2 mg/L
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1,2‐Dibromo‐3‐chloropropane1,2‐Dibromo‐3‐chloropropane 0.0002 mg/L
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2,4‐D2,4‐D 0.07 mg/L
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Di(2‐ethylhexyl)adipateDi(2‐ethylhexyl)adipate 0.4 mg/L
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Di(2‐ethylhexyl)phthalate0.006 mg/L
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DinosebDinoseb 0.007 mg/L
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DiquatDiquat 0.02 mg/L
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EndothallEndothall 0.1 mg/L
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EndrinEndrin 0.002 mg/L
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Ethylene DibromideEthylene Dibromide 0.0005 mg/L
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GlyphosateGlyphosate 0.7 mg/L
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HeptachlorHeptachlor 0.0004 mg/L
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Heptachlor EpoxideHeptachlor Epoxide 0.0002 g/L
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HexaclorobenzeneHexaclorobenzene 0.001 mg/L
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HexachlorocyclopentadieneHexachlorocyclopentadiene 0.05 mg/L
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LindaneLindane 0.0002 mg/L
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MethoxychlorMethoxychlor 0.04 mg/L
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OxamylOxamyl 0.2 mg/L
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Pentachlorophenol0.001 mg/L
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PCB's as decachlorobiphenylPCB's as decachlorobiphenyl 0.0005 mg/L
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PicloramPicloram 0.5 mg/L
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SimazineSimazine 0.004 mg/L
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2,3,7,8‐TCDD (Dioxin)2,3,7,8‐TCDD (Dioxin) 3x10‐8 mg/L
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ToxapheneToxaphene 0.003 mg/l
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2,4,5‐TP (Silvex)2,4,5‐TP (Silvex) 0.05 mg/l
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Disinfection
Byproducts
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BromateBromate 0.01 mg/L
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ChloriteChlorite 1.0 mg/L
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Total Trihalomethanes (TTHM)0.08 mg/L
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Haloacetic Acids five (HAA5)0.06 mg/L
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Residual
Disinfectants
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ChloramineChloramine 4.0 mg/L (as Cl2)
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ChlorineChlorine 4.0 mg/L (as Cl2)
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Chlorine DioxideChlorine Dioxide 0.8 mg/L (as ClO2)
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Radiological
Quality
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Combined Radium 226/228 ActivityCombined Radium 226/228 Activity 5 pCi/L
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Gross Alpha Activity15 pCi/L
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Gross Beta Activity8 pCi/L
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Samples exceedng this value must be further tested for individual isotopes.
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Uranium30 µg/L
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Ice
E. coliNot detected in 100 mL
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Total coliforms< 1 CFU/100 mL
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Heterotrophic Plate Count500 CFU/mL
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P. aeruginosano limit specified
excessive counts may indicate lack of sanitation but is not a regulatory requirement
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Turbidity5 NTU
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Antimony6.0 μg/L
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Arsenic 10.0 μg/L
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Barium2,000 μg/L
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Beryllium4.0 μg/L
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Cadmium5.0 μg/L
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Chloride250 mg/L
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Chromium100 μg/L
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Copper1,000 μg/L
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Cyanide200 μg/L
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Fluoride2.4 mg/L
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Lead0.005 mg/L
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Manganese50 μg/L
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Mercury2.0 μg/L
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Nickel0.1 mg/L
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Total Nitrate and Nitrite10 mg/L (as N)
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Selenium0.05 mg/L
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Sulfate250 mg/L
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Thallium2.0 μg/L
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Uranium30 μg/L
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Zinc 5,000 μg/L
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MISCELLANEOUS
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Surface swab of food service equipment- military establishments only
Aerobic Plate Count100 CFU/50 cm2
no requirement
excessive counts may indicate lack of sanitation but is not a regulatory requirement
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E. coli1 CFU/50 cm2
no requirement
excessive counts may indicate lack of sanitation but is not a regulatory requirement
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Total coliform10 CFU/50 cm2
no requirement
excessive counts may indicate lack of sanitation but is not a regulatory requirement
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Listeria spp.not detected
no requirement
excessive counts may indicate lack of sanitation but is not a regulatory requirement
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CONUS REFERENCES
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To avoid purchase or consumption of unwholesome food, the DOD relies upon a system that includes an audit of the food processor, inspection through transportation and storage, and laboratory testing of products at production, storage and destination. Federal statute sometimes identifies a specific laboratory analyte as an adulterant, identified below as "Federal Standard", which are enforced by federal food safety agencies like the US Food and Drug Administration. When there is not a federal statute that applies to the specific circumstance, the DOD relies upon enforcement of the food procurement contract that requires that food be from an approved source (Worldwide Directory of Sanitarily Approved Food Establishments for Armed Forces Procurement) and meet specific laboratory standards (This document, Appendix O of the Directory). The latter case is identified below as "DOD standard", which is generally based upon federal agency guidelines or other widely accepted standard.
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7 CFR 58.345, Butter requirements, Federal standard.
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7 CFR 58.519, Dairy product requirements, Federal standard.
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USDA AMS Pesticide Data Program Annual Summary 2009 - Appendix B: Distribution of Residues by Pesticide in Fruit and Vegetables (w/EPA limits)
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7 CFR 58:528, Microbiologic requirements for cottage cheese bearing USDA official identification. Federal standard.
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7 CFR 58.648, Microbiologic limits for ice cream, Federal standard.
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9 CFR 430.4, Control of Listeria monocytogenes in post-lethality exposed ready-to-eat products. Federal standard.
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21 CFR 165:110, Requirements for bottled water. Federal standard.
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40 CFR 141.66, National Primary Drinking Water Standards. Federal standard.
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40 CFR 180 - Tolerances and Exemptions for Pesticide Chemical Residues in Food. Federal standard.
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International Packaged Ice Association: Packaged Ice Quality Control Standards (PIQCS) Manual; January 2013.
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FDA CFSAN Grade "A" Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO), 2013 version; Table 1. Federal standard.
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21 CFR 172.175 Sodium Nitrite. Federal Standard
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USDA Specifications for Yogurt, Nonfat Yogurt and Lowfat Yogurt
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USDA Specifications for Sour Cream and Acidified Sour Cream
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CDC Guidelines for Confirmation of Foodborne-Disease Outbreaks, MMWR March 17,2000 49(SS01); 54-62. DOD Standard.
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A Risk Assessment for C. perfringens in RTE and Partially Cooked Meat and Poultry Products, Executive Summary Sep 2005. DOD Standard.
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Federal Register Vol 61, No. 144, 25 July 1996, E coli O157:H7 in raw meat declared an adulterant. DOD Standard.
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9 CFR 318.17, Requirements for the production of cooked beef, roast beef, and cooked corned beef products. DOD Standard.
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FDA Guidance for Industry: Fish and Fishery Products Hazards and Controls Guidance, Appendix 5: FDA and EPA Safety Levels in Regulations and Guidance. November 2011. DOD Standard.
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DODVSA Memorandum, Department Of Defense Food Safety And Quality Assurance Laboratory Action Levels. DOD Standard.
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FDA Compliance Program Guidance Manual 7321.006; Chapter 21 - Food Composition, Standards, Labeling and Economics - Infant Formula. DOD Standard.
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Federal Register Vol 74, No. 130, 09 July 2009, Prevention of Salmonella Enteritidis in Shell Eggs During Production, Storage, and Transportation. DOD Standard.
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FDA Compliance Policy Guide Sec 527.300 Dairy Products-Microbial Contaminants and ALK PHOS Activity (CPG 7106.08) - Draft Industry Guidance. DOD Standard.
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FDA Guide to Minimize Microbial Food Safety Hazards of Leafy Greens. July 2009 Draft Industry Guidance. DOD Standard.
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FDA Processing Parameters Needed to Control Pathogens in Cold Smoked Fish; Appendix A, Summary of Cold-Smoking Process. DOD Standard.
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FDA: Listeria monocytogenes Compliance Policy Guide, Feb 2008. Draft Industry Guidance. DOD Standard.
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FDA/CFSAN and USDA/FSIS Listeria monocytogenes Risk Assessment dtd September 2003. DOD Standard.
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FDA Compliance Policy Guide Sec 555.300 Foods, Except Dairy Products - Adulteration with Salmonella. DOD Standard.
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CODEX STAN 223. DOD Standard.
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40 CFR 143.3, National Secondary Drinking Water Regulation. DOD Standard.
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9 CFR 381.150. Requirements for the production of fully cooked poultry products and partially cooked poultry breakfast strips. DOD Standard.
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USDA Microbiological Data Program results of E. coli enumeration in produce.
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FDA CFSAN Guidance for Industry: Juice HACCP Hazards and Controls Guidance First Edition, Final Guidance, February 2004. http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceComplianceRegulatoryInformation/GuidanceDocuments/Juice/ucm072557.htm#iv.
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Federal Register Vol 76, No. 182, 20 September 2011, Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli in Certain Raw Beef Products. DOD Standard.
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FDA Compliance Policy Guide Sec. 575.100 Pesticide Residues in Food and Feed - Enforcement Criteria. DOD Standard.
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FDA Compliance Policy Guide Sec. 560.750 Radionuclides in Imported Foods - Levels of Concern. DOD Standard.
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USDA AMS Technical Requirements Schedule - BB- 2013 For USDA Purchases of Fresh Chilled, Boneless Beef for Further Processing. DOD Standard.
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USDA AMS Technical Requirements Schedule - GB- 2013 For USDA Purchases of Ground Beef Items, Frozen. DOD Standard.
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DEFINITIONS
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Processed meats including beef, pork, lamb/mutton, goat and poultry: 1) thermally processed, commercially sterile; 2) not-heat treated shelf-stable; 3) Perishable, cured, canned; 4) cooked, uncooked fermented, dried or semi-dried sausages; 5) fully cooked and partially cooked, fresh or frozen; 6)sliced, cured packed under vacuum; 7) dried, including gelatin.
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B
Ground, unground, comminuted meat, edible organs, boneless meat (beef, pork, lamb/mutton, goat), carcass meat (frozen and refrigerated)
4
C
The term "fish" refers to fresh or saltwater finfish, crustaceans, mollusks, and other forms of aquatic life other than birds or mammals, where such animal life is intended for human consumption. Ready-to-Eat fish include smoked, fresh or frozen seafood salad and cocktails; cooked fresh or cooked frozen; thermally processed, commercially sterile; not-heat treated shelf stable; perishable, cured, canned; cooked or uncooked fermented, fully or partially cooked, fresh or frozen; cured packed under vacuum.
5
D
Cream, sour cream, half & half, acidophilus, buttermilk and other fermented milks, flavoured milk or skim milk drinks, egg nog, and fresh cheese (cottage, ricotta), yogurt, including soft serve mix
6
E
Powdered or canned milk, ripened cheese, butter, powdered whey, lactose, and sterilized or UHT milk and simple ice cream (milk, cream, sugar, stabilizers, gelatin, flavouring), sherbets
7
F
Complex ice cream (simple ice cream plus any of the following: fruits, nuts, chocolate, meringue, biscuit, vegetable fat, synthetic sweeteners), novelties, ice milk mixes.
8
G
Cheese: includes raw and pasteurized, ripened or unripened soft cheese made from milk or whey
9
H
Including unprocessed, pre-cut, prepackaged, fresh and frozen, and hermetically sealed, including bagged salads. Includes sprouts, sprout seeds, mushrooms, juices and nectars
10
I
Including prepared salads with a primary ingredient other than meat or vegetables such as egg salad, macaroni salad, tunafish salad, sandwiches. Includes sunflower seeds which are considered snacks in the federal supply system.
11
J
Minced meat: means boned meat that has been minced into fragments and contains less than 1% salt
12
K
Mechanically separated meat (MSM): means the product obtained by removing meat from flesh-bearing bones after boning or from poultry carcasses, using mechanical means resulting in the loss or modification of the muscle fiber structure
13
L
Meat preparations: means fresh meatM, including meat that has been been reduced to fragments, which has had foodstuffs, seasonings or additives added to it or which has undergone processes insufficient to modify the internal muscle fiber structure of the meat and thus eliminate the characteristics of the fresh meat
14
M
Fresh meat: means meat that has not undergone any preserving porcess other than chilling, freezing or quick-freezing, including meat that is vacuum-wrapped or wrapped in a controlled atmosphere
15
N
The pesticides, herbicides and other hazardous chemicals listed in Appendix O represent those which have FDA- or USDA-approved tolerances. Many more chemicals are considered adulterants at any level, and will be identified and reported as such.
16
O
Includes ready to cook items such as pot pies, soups, stews, ravioli, pizza and vegetarian burgers.
17
P
Food products other than bottled water.
18
Q
Including fresh, shell-on and shell-off liquid, frozen, and dried egg products
19
R
Includes E. coli O157:H7 testing as well as 6 additional serotypes of Shiga Toxin-producing E. coli (STEC): O26, O45, O103, O111, O121, and O145
20
S
Unless otherwise specified, "not detected" refers to a 25g sample size.
21
T
Products that have been thermally processed at or above 138°C (280°F) for at least two (2) seconds, either before or after packaging, to produce a product which has an extended shelf life (ESL) under refrigerated conditions
22
U
Beta lactam testing is required. Sulfonamide, chloramphenicol and tetracycline testing may be performed to validate the raw milk testing for these drugs by the dairy.
23
V
Raw beef products that have undergone further processing in a DOD facility are exempt from this requirement, except for quality control purposes
24
W
Percent fat testing is tied to the Destination Monitoring and Prime Vendor Destination Audit Programs, as well as verification testing when required as part of the Installation Support Program Surveillance inspection at DeCA facilities. Percent fat testing is not a required test during Initial, Directed Routine, or Special Sanitation audits.