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close this bookCARE Food Manual (CARE , 1998, 355 p.)
close this folderChapter 8 - Food receipt and dispatch
close this folderII. Receipt of Food
close this folderC. Documenting the Receipt of Food
View the document1. Complete the Receiving Waybill
Open this folder and view contents2. Authorization of Receipts
View the document3. Documentation of Damages to Unfit Food
View the document4. Excess Receipts
View the document5. Documenting Receipt of Food Shipped on a Through Bill of Lading
View the document6. Routing the Waybill

3. Documentation of Damages to Unfit Food

See Losses and Claims for complete information on damaged packages and unfit food. To the extent possible, rebag food which arrives in damaged packages and/or segregate food which is suspected of being unfit at the time it is received. Include the information on the Remarks section of the waybill. If however a large quantity of bags or containers arrives damaged and the transporter cannot wait for the food to be placed in new packages, the warehouse manager, storekeeper or other person must fill out, by categories, the number of units damaged in the Quantity Received Damaged section of the Receipt Information section of the waybill.

It is important that the Remarks section also be filled out, saying repackaging and analysis of suspected unfit food will take place at a later date. The transporter will be notified of losses, and the value of those losses will be subtracted from the transporter's invoice.

When the food is repackaged or declared unfit at a later date, complete a Loss and Adjustment Report, detailing the amount that was lost during repackaging and declared unfit. The Loss and Adjustment Report is used to make adjustments to balances recorded in the warehouse inventory ledgers and to support the extent of losses that are the responsibility of the transporter. Be certain to reference the waybill number on the Loss and Adjustment Report. This will be the basis for the claim against the transporter.