This standard specifies sampling plans for the inspection by attributes of milk and milk products. It is intended to be used to choose a sample size for any situation where it is required to measure the conformity to a specification of a lot of a dairy product by examination of a representative sample.
It is applicable to the sampling of all milk products submitted in discrete lots, irrespective of whether the lots are from the sample production. The acceptance or otherwise of any lot is a matter for the parties to a contract and is outside the scope of the standard.
It is intended to be used in all cases where attribute sampling plans are required for a dairy product, except that if specific compositional standards, specifications or contracts include different sampling.
The standard is not applicable to sampling for microbiological defects, unless otherwise agreed by the interested parties.