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Title 7Subtitle BChapter ISubchapter EPart 98Subpart A → §98.3


Title 7: Agriculture
PART 98—MEALS, READY-TO-EAT (MREs), MEATS, AND MEAT PRODUCTS
Subpart A—MREs, Meats, and Related Meat Food Products


§98.3   Analyses performed and locations of laboratories.

(a) Tables 1 through 4 list the special laboratory analyses rendered by the Science and Technology as a result of an agreement with the Livestock and Seed Division. The payment for such laboratory services rendered at the request of an individual or third party served shall be reimbursed pursuant to the terms as specified in the cooperative agreement.

Table 1—Schedule Analysis

IdentityAnalyses Samples tested
Schedule BC (Beef Chunks, Canned)Fat, salt1
Schedule BJ (Beef with Natural Juices, Canned)Fat1
Schedule CS (Canned Meatball Stew)Fat3
Schedule GP (Frozen Ground Pork)Fat4
Schedule PJ (Pork with Natural Juices, Canned)Fat1
Schedule RB (Beef for Reprocessing)Fat4
Schedule RG (Beef Roasts and Ground Beef)Fat4
Schedule SB (Slab or Sliced Bacon)Moisture, fat, salt1
Schedule WS (Beef or Wafer Steaks)Fat1

Table 2—Microbiological Analysis

Type of analysisNumber of samples tested
Psychrotrophic Bacterial Plate Count1

Table 3—Nonschedule Analysis

Identity AnalysesSamples tested
Fed Specification PP-B-2120B (Ground Beef Products)Fat4
Fed Specification PP-B-81J (Sliced Bacon)Fat, salt, moisture1
Fed Specification PP-L-800E (Luncheon Meat, Canned)Fat, salt1
Ground Beef or Ground PorkFat4
Ground Beef or Ground PorkFat1
Pork SausageFat, salt4
Pork SausageFat, moisture4
Pork SausageFat4
Mil-P-44131A (Pork Steaks, Flaked, Formed, Breaded)Fat4
Milwaukee Public Schools (Breaded/Unbreaded Meat)Fat4
Chili Con Carne Without BeansFat1
A-A-20047-BFat, protein3
A-A-20136salt3
A-A-20148Fat, salt3
Mil-B-44133 (GL)Fat, salt3
Mil-B-44158AWater activity6
Mil-C-44253Fat, salt3
Mil-H-44159B (GL)Fat, salt1
PP-F-02154 (Army GL)Fat, salt, moisture1

Table 4—Lard and Tallow Analysis

Type of analysisNumber of samples tested
Fat Analysis Committee (FAC) Color1
Free Fatty Acids1
Insoluble Impurities1
Moisture and Volatile Matter1
Specific Gravity4 to 6
Titer Test1
Unsaponifiable Material1

(b) Meats, such as ground beef or ground pork, meat food products, and MREs, not covered by an agreement with Livestock and Seed Division, are analyzed for fat, moisture, salt, sulfur dioxide, nitrites, sulfites, ascorbates, citric acid, protein, standard plate counts, and coliform counts, among other analyses. These food product analyses are performed at any one of the Science and Technology (S&T) field laboratories as follows:

(1) USDA, AMS, Science and Technology, Midwestern Laboratory, 3570 North Avondale Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618.

(2) USDA, AMS, S&T Aflatoxin Laboratory, 107 South 4th Street, Madill, OK 73446.

(3) USDA, AMS, S&T, Eastern Laboratory, 2311-B Aberdeen Boulevard, Gastonia, NC 28054.

[58 FR 42445, Aug. 9, 1993, as amended at 59 FR 24325, May 10, 1994; 59 FR 50121, Sept. 30, 1994; 61 FR 51353, Oct. 2, 1996; 65 FR 64318, Oct. 26, 2000]

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