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tively identified by the inspector as the lot from which officially drawn samples were previously inspected; or

(e) There is noncompliance with the regulations in this part. Such applicant shall be notified promptly of the reason for such refusal. $ 52.27 Who shall perform appeal in.

spection. An appeal inspection shall be performed by an inspector or inspectors (other than the one from whose inspection the appeal is requested) authorized for this purpose by the Administrator and, whenever practical, such appeal inspection shall be conducted jointly by two such inspectors; Provided, That, the inspector who made the inspection on which the appeal is requested may be authorized to draw the samples when another inspector or licensed sampler is not available in the area where the prod. uct is located. $ 52.28 Appeal inspection certificate.

After an appeal inspection has been completed, an appeal inspection certificate shall be issued showing the results of such appeal inspection; and such cercificate shall supersede the inspection certificate previously issued for the processed product involved.

Each appeal inspection certificate shall clearly identify the number and date of the inspection certificate which it supersedes. The superseded certificate shall become null and void upon the issuance of the appeal inspection certificate and shall no longer represent the quality or condition of the processed product described therein. The inspector or inspectors issuing an appeal inspection certificate shall forward notice of such issuance to such persons as he considers necessary to prevent misuse of the superseded certificate if the original and all copies of such superseded certificate have not previously been delivered to the inspector or inspectors issuing the appeal inspection certificate. The provisions in the regulations in this part concerning forms of certificates, issuance of certifcates, and disposition of certificates shall apply to appeal inspection certificates, except that copies of such appeal inspection certificates shall be furnished all interested parties who received copies of the superseded certificate.

LICENSING OF SAMPLERS AND INSPECTORS $ 52.29 Who may become licensed sam

pler. Any person deemed to have the necessary qualifications may be licensed as a licensed sampler to draw samples for the purpose of inspection under the regulations in this part. Such a license shall bear the printed signature of the Secretary, and shall be countersigned by an authorized employee of the Department. Licensed samplers shall have no authority to inspect processed products under the regulations in this part except as to identification and condition of the containers in a lot. A licensed sampler shall perform his duties pursuant to the regulations in this part as directed by the Administrator. § 52.30 Application to become a licensed

sampler. Application to become a licensed sampler shall be made to the Administrator on forms furnished for that purpose. Each such application shall be signed by the applicant in his own handwriting, and the information contained therein shall be certified by him to be true, complete, and correct to the best of his knowledge and belief, and the application shall contain or be accompanied by:

(a) A statement showing his present and previous occupations, together with names of all employers for whom he has worked, with periods of service, during the ten years previous to the date of his application;

(b) A statement that, in his capacity as a licensed sampler, he will not draw samples from any lot of processed prod. ucts with respect to which he or his employer is an interested party;

(c) A statement that he agrees to comply with all terms and conditions of the regulations in this part relating to duties of licensed samplers; and

(d) Such other information as may be requested. $ 52.31 Inspectors.

Inspections will ordinarily be performed by employees under the Administrator who are employed as Fed. eral Government employees for that purpose. However, any person employed under any joint Federal-State inspection service arrangement may be licensed, if otherwise qualified, by the Secretary to make inspections in accordance with this part on such processed products as may be specified in his license. Such license shall be issued only in a case where the Administrator is satisfied that the particular person is qualified to perform adequately the inspection service for which such person is to be licensed. Each such license shall bear the printed signature of the Secretary and shall be countersigned by an authorized employee of the Department. An inspector shall perform his duties pursuant to the regulations in this part as directed by the Administrator. § 52.32 Suspension or revocation of li

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cense of licensed sampler or licensed

inspector. Pending final action by the Secretary, the Administrator may, whenever he deems such action necessary, suspend the license of any licensed sampler, or licensed inspector, issued pursuant to the regulations in this part, by giving notice of such suspension to the respective licensee, accompanied by a statement of the reasons therefor. Within seven days after the receipt of the aforesaid notice and statement of reasons by such licensee, he may file an appeal, in writing, with the Secretary supported by any argument or evidence that he may wish to offer as to why his license should not be suspended or revoked. After the expiration of the aforesaid seven days period and consideration of such argument and evidence, the Secretary shall take such action as he deems appropriate with respect to such suspension or revocation. § 52.33 Surrender of license.

Upon termination of his services as a licensed sampler or licensed inspector, or suspension or revocation of his license, such licensee shall surrender his license immediately to the office of inspection serving the area in which he is located. These same provisions shall apply in & case of an expired license.

SAMPLING $ 52.34 How samples are drawn by in.

spectors or licensed samplers. An inspector or a licensed sampler shall select samples, upon request, from desig

nated lots of processed products which are so placed as to permit thorough and proper sampling in accordance with the regulations in this part. Such person shall, unless otherwise directed by the Administrator, select sample units of such products at random, and from various locations in each lot in such manner and number, not inconsistent with the regulations in this part, as to secure a representative sample of the lot. Samples drawn for inspection shall be furnished by the applicant at no cost to the Department. $ 52.35 Accessibility for sampling.

Each applicant shall cause the processed products for which inspection is requested to be made accessible for proper sampling. Failure to make any lot accessible for proper sampling shall be suf. ficient cause for postponing inspection service until such time as such lot is made accessible for proper sampling. § 52.36 How officially drawn samples

are to be identified. Officially drawn samples shall be marked by the inspector or licensed sampler so such samples can be properly identified for inspection. $ 52.37 How samples are to be shipped.

Unless otherwise directed by the Administratur, samples which are to be shipped to any ofice of inspection shall be forwarded to the office of inspection serving the area in which the processed products from which the samples were drawn is located. Such samples shall be shipped in a manner to avoid, if possible, any material change in the quality or condition of the sample of the processed product. All transportation charges in connection with such shipments of samples shall be at the expense of the applicant and wherever practicable, such charges shall be prepaid by him. $ 52.38 Sampling plans and procedures

for determining lot compliance. (a) Except as otherwise provided for in this section in connection with inplant inspection and unless otherwise approved by the Administrator, samples shall be selected from each lot in the exact number of sample units indicated for the lot size in the applicable single sampling plan or, at the discretion of the

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inspection service, any comparable mul. tiple sampling plan: Provided, That at the discretion of the inspection service the number of sample units selected may be increased to the exact number of sample units indicated for any one of the larger sample sizes provided for in the appropriate plans.

(b) Under the single sampling plans with respect to any specified requirement:

(1) If the number of deviants (as defined in connection with the specific requirement) in the sample does not exceed the acceptance number prescribed for the sample size the lot meets the requirement;

(2) If the number of deviants (as defined in connection with the specific requirement) in the sample exceeds the acceptance number prescribed for the sample size the lot fails the requirement.

(c) Under the multiple sampling plans inspection commences with the smallest sample size indicated under the appropriate plan and with respect to any specified requirement:

(1) If the number of deviants (as defined in connection with the specific requirement) in the sample being considered does not exceed the acceptance number prescribed for that sample size, the lot meets the requirement;

(2) If the number of deviants (as defined in connection with the specific requirement) in the sample being considered equals or exceeds the rejection number prescribed for that sample size, the lot fails the requirement; or

(3) If the number of deviants (as defined in connection with the specific requirement) in the sample being considered falls between the acceptance and rejection numbers of the plan, additional sample units are added to the sample so that the sample thus cumulated equals the next larger cumulative sample size in the plan. It may then be determined that the lot meets or fails the specific requirement by considering the cumulative sample and applying the procedures outlined in subparagraphs (1) and (2) of this paragraph or by considering successively larger samples

cumulated in the same manner until the lot meets or fails the specific requirement.

(d) If in the conduct of any type of in-plant inspection the sample is examined before the lot size is known and the number of sample units exceeds the prescribed sample size for such lot but does not equal any of the prescribed larger sample sizes the lot may be deemed to meet or fail a specific requirement in accordance with the following procedure:

(1) If the number of deviants (as defined in connection with the specific requirement) in the nonprescribed sample does not exceed the acceptance number of the next smaller sample size the lot meets the requirement;

(2) If the number of deviants (as defined in connection with the specific requirement) in the nonprescribed sample equals the acceptance number prescribed for the next larger sample size additional sample units shall be selected to increase the sample to the next larger prescribed sample size;

(3) If the number of deviants (as defined in connection with the specific requirement) in the nonprescribed sample exceeds the acceptance number prescribed for the next larger sample size the lot fails the requirement.

(e) In the event that the lot compliance determination provisions of a standard or specification are based on the number of specified deviations instead of deviants the procedures set forth in this section may be applied by substituting the word "deviation" for the word “deviant” wherever it appears.

(f) Sampling plans referred to in this section are those contained in Tables I, II, III, IV, V, VI, and VII which follow or any other plans which are applicable. For processed products not included in these tables, the minimum sample size shall be the exact number of sample units prescribed in the table, container group, and lot size that, as determined by the inspector, most closely resembles the product, type, container size and amount of product to be sampled.

SINGLE SAMPLING PLANS AND ACCEPTANCE LEVELS

TABLEI-CANNED OR SIMILARLY PROCESSED FRUITS, VEGETABLES, AND PRODUCTS THEREOF CONTAINING UNITS OF SUCH SIZE AND CHARACTER AS TO BE READILY SEPARABLE

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3,600 or less..

3,601-14,400 14,401-48,000 48,001-96, 000 96, 001-156, 000 156,001–228,000

228,001-300,000 300,001-420,000 Over 420,000.

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1 For extension of the single sample sizes beyond 72 sample units, refer to table VI of this section; for multiple sampling plans comparable to the various single sam. pling plans refer to table Víl of this section.

2 The sample units for the various container size groups are as follows: Groups 1 2, and 3-1 container and its entire contents. Groups 4 and 5-approximately 2 pounds of product. When determined by the inspector that a 2-pound sample unit is inadequate, a larger sample unit may be substituted.

TABLE II - FROZEN OR SIMILARLY PROCESSED FRUITS, VEGETABLES, AND PRODUCTS THEREOF CONTAINING UNITS OF SUCH SIZE AND CHARACTER AS TO BE READILY SEPARABLE

Container size group

Lot size (number of containers)

Single sampling plans.

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6

13

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29

38

48

60

72

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2, and 3--I container and its entire contents. Groups 1 and 5 approximately 3 pounds or product. When dotermined by the inspector

GROUP 1

48, 001-72, 000

Any type of container of 1 pound 2,400 or less. 2,401-12,000 | 12,001-24,000 24,001 -18,000

or less net weight.

72,001-108,000 108,001–168,000 168,001–240,000

Over 240,000.

GROUP 2

1,800 or less

1,801-8. 400 8,401-18,000

13, 001-36, 000

36, 001-60,000

60,001-96,000

90,001-132,000 132,001–168,000

Over 168,000.

Any type or container over 1

pound but not over 4 pounds
net weight.

GROUP 3

900 or less.

901-3, 600

3,601-10,800

10.801-18,000

1%, 001-36, 000

30,001-00,000

00), 001-84, 000

84,001-120,000

Over 120,000.

Any type oi container over 4

pounds but not over 10 pounds net weight.

GROUP 4

200 or less.

201-800

801-1,600

1, 601-2, 400

2, 401-3, 600

3, 601-8,000

8,001--16,000

16,001-28,000

Over 28,000.

Any type ol container over 10

nounds but not over 100
pounds net weight.

GROUP 5

25 or less

26-80

81-200

201-400

401-800

801-1, 200

Any type of container over 100

pounds net weight.

1, 201-2,000

2,001-3, 200

Over 3,200.

Sample size (number of sample

units). Acceptance number.

! For extension of the single sample sizes beyond 72 sample units, refer to table VI of this section; for multiple sampling plans comparable to the various single sampling plans refer to table VII of this section.

2 The sample units for the various container size groups are as follows: Groups

1, 2, and 3-1 container and its entire contents. Groups 4 and 5-approximately 3
pounds of product. When determined by the inspector that a 3-pound sample unit
is inadequate, a larger simple unit or 1 or more containers and their entire contents
may be substituted for 1 or more sample units of 3 pounds.

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