U.S. Code of Federal Regulations

Regulations most recently checked for updates: Oct 05, 2022

§ 42.111 - Sampling plans for reduced condition of container inspection, Tables III and III-A; and limit number for reduced inspection, Table III-B.

Table III - Single Sampling Plans for Reduced Condition of Container Inspection

Code Lot size ranges -
Number of containers
in lot
Type of Plan Acceptable quality levels
Origin inspection Other Than Origin Inspection
Sample Size 0.25 1.5 6.5 0.25 2.5 10.0
Ac Re Ac Re Ac Re Ac Re Ac Re Ac Re
CAA6,000 or lessSingle29121245122356
CA6,001-36,000Single84123491012451314
CBOver 36,000Single1681256161712782324
CCSingle315238928292313144142

Table III-B - Limit Numbers for Reduced Inspection

Number of sample units from last 10 lots inspected within 6 months Acceptable quality level
0.25 1.5 2.5 6.5 10.0
320-499(*)141424
500-799(*)372540
800-1,24907144268
1,250-1,9990132469110
2,000-3,14922240115181
3,150-4,99943867186293
5,000-7,999763110302472
8,000-12,49914105181491765
12,500-19,999241692907771207

* Denotes that the number of sample units from the last 10 inspection lots is not sufficient for reduced inspection for this AQL. In this instance more than 10 inspection lots may be used for the calculations if; the inspection lots used are the most recent ones in sequence within the last 6 months, they have all been on normal inspection, and none has been rejected on original inspection.

[78 FR 57038, Sept. 17, 2013]