Veterinary/Medical Food Safety, Quality Assurance, and Laboratory Service

Department of the Army Regulation 40-657
NAVSUP 4355.4H
MCO P10110.31H

Medical Services

Veterinary/Medical Food Safety, Quality Assurance, and Laboratory Service

21 January 2005

Effective date: 21 February 2005


PIN: 000019000

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History: This publication is a major revision.

Summary: This regulation lists responsibilities for food inspection, gives instructions on the audits of food establishments, explains the policy on sanitary approval requirements, defines the various types of food inspections, defines food recall policies, and directs the laboratory sampling program.

Applicability: This regulation applies to the Active Army and Reserve components of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps. This regulation applies to inspections and audits made at the request of the U.S. Coast Guard under the Inter-service Support Agreement. It also applies to the Army National Guard (ARNG). Specific instructions regarding Air Force food inspection procedures contained in AFI 48-116 will be followed for food inspections conducted on Air Force installations. The same food safety/quality assurance standards apply during deployments as in garrison.

Proponent and Exception Authority: The proponent and exception authority to this regulation is the Office of the Surgeon General, HQDA. The proponent has the authority to approve exceptions or waivers to this regulation that are consistent with controlling law and regulations. The proponent may delegate this approval authority, in writing, to a division chief with the proponent agency or its direct reporting unit or field operating agency, in the grade of colonel or the civilian equivalent. Army Activities may request a waiver to this regulation by providing justification that includes a full analysis of the expected benefits and must include formal review by the activity's senior legal officer. All waiver requests will be endorsed by the commander or senior leader of the requesting activity and forwarded through their higher headquarters to the policy proponent. Refer to AR 25-30 for specific guidance.

Army Management Control Process: This regulation contains management control provisions and identifies key management controls that must be evaluated by Army organizations where applicable. Evaluation of these key management controls by other DOD components is strongly encouraged. If other DOD components elect not to evaluate key management controls identified in this regulation, then evaluation of management controls must be accomplished in accordance with DOD Instruction 5010.38, Management Control (MC) Program.

Supplementation: Supplementation of this regulation and establishment of command and local forms are prohibited without prior approval from HQDA (DODVSA/OTSG), 5109 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-3258. (For Army users only.)

Suggested Improvements: Users are invited to send comments and suggested improvements on DA Form 2028 (Recommended Changes to Publications and Blank Forms) or related form directly to DODVSA/OTSG, 5109 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-3258.

Army: This publication is available in electronic media only and is intended for medical activities only at command levels B, C,D, and E for the Active Army and D and E for the Army National Guard (ARNG) and the U.S. Army Reserve (USAR).

Navy: Electronic only via Naval Supply Systems Command directives Web site (Naval Logistics Library) at . Order from: Navy Inventory Control Point, COG "I" Material, 700 Robbins Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111-5098.

Copy to: A2A (Department of the Navy Staff Offices) (Chief of Information; Judge Advocate General only); A3 (Chief of Naval Operations); C84B (Morgantown, WV only); FF1 (6 copies); FHI; FH3; FH5; FH15; FH16; FH26; FKM8; FKM9; FKM13 (Code 790); FKM14 (5 copies); FKM17; FKM30 (10 copies); FT1; FT30 (Attn: Director, MS Schools (Code 3350) (75 copies); FT39 (Code 7300 (25 copies); FT51; FT55 (10 copies).

Officer in Charge, Navy Food Management Team, Mayport Naval Station, Box 280021, Mayport, FL 32228-0021 (25 copies).

Officer in Charge, Navy Food Management Team, Norfolk Naval Supply Center, 1955 Morris St., Norfolk, VA 23511-3497 (25 copies).

Officer in Charge, Navy Food Management Team, Pearl Harbor Naval Supply Center, Box 300, Bldg. 482, Pearl Harbor, HI 96860-5300 (25 copies).

Officer in Charge, Navy Food Management Team, San Diego Naval Supply Center, San Diego, CA 92136-5206 (25 copies).

Navy Food Management Team, Pearl Harbor, Yokosuka Detachment, U. S. Naval Supply Depot, Attn: Code 105-FM, FISCPSC 473, Box 11, FPO AP 96349-1500 (25 copies).

Navy Food Management Team, Norfolk, New London, Groton Detachment, Naval Submarine Base, New London, Supply Dept., Box 500, Groton CT 06349-5000 (25 copies).

Navy Food Management Team, San Diego, FISC Puget Sound 467 W Street, Naval Supply Center, Bremerton, WA 98314-5100 (25 copies).

NAVSUP (SUP 0821 (15 copies); 09A; OOB, 0311, 91; X(61) Miscellaneous activities requiring NAVSUP directives) (less FT55).

Marine Corps: MARCORPS CODES; 1025037 (2), 1080006 (6), 2020004, 2020006, 2020007 (2), 2193009, 2193011, 2193018, 3700002 (2), 4065001 (2), 4090004, 4106006, 4125020, 4125025, 4130001, 4130003, 4159001, 4225003, 5308003 (3), 5790010, 6025002 (3), 6600001, 6600003, 6901001, 6901002, 6902004, 6967001, 7000105, 7000144, 7225014, 7230001, 7230002 (6), 7230009 (2), 7230020, 7230055 (2), 7256154, 7377007, 7504038, 7504074, 7505008, 7592013 (2), 7608001, 7621003, 7621007, 7621008, 7645008, 7718001, 7719003, 7729001, 7737001, 7737002, 7768143, 7786012, 7797005, 7801042, 7801043, 8512002.

Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, 2 Navy Annex, Code (LFS-4), Room 1126, Washington, DC 20380 (3 copies)

East Coast Food Management Team, MCCSSS Marine Corps Base, Box 20041, Camp Lejeune, NC 28542-0041 (10 copies).

West Coast Food Management Team, PSC Box 555228 Marine Corps Base Camp Pendelton, CA 92055-5010 (10 copies).

Western Pacific Food Management Team, Unit 35005, Marine Corps Base, Camp Butler, JA 96373-5002 (10 copies).

*This regulation supersedes 40-657/NAVSUPINST 4355.4F/MCO P10110.31G, 6 November 1997, and 40-70/NAVSUPINST 4355.6A/MCO 10110.44A, 1 February 1995.

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