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inspection

  1. the examination of raw materials, work in progress and finished goods to check that these items comply with predetermined QUALITY standards. The principal purpose of inspection is the identification of rejects, thereby ensuring that the standards set are maintained by weeding out unacceptable items (DEFECTIVE WORK). Inspection can involve examination of all items, or just a sample of items where the cost of examination is high.
  2. the inspection of buildings, plant, machinery and equipment which is also necessary to identify MAINTENANCE problems which might cause machine failure and disruption to production, or inconsistent machine performance which would affect product quality. See QUALITY CONTROL, QUALITY COSTS.
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The two major zoonotic diseases that would involved the application of supplemental incision examinations in postmortem inspection regulated by EU legislation are tuberculosis and swine cysticercosis [23].
A total of 563 male cattle destined to be slaughtered at Hawassa Municipal Abattoir were inspected during antemortem and postmortem inspections. Each of study animals was given an identification number on its body with a color marker during antemortem inspection.
Surveillance of this disease is based on antemortem testing with tuberculin skin tests and on systematic postmortem inspection at abattoirs through sanitary inspection of carcasses to detect bovine tuberculosis-like lesions.