There are several misconceptions about what acceptance inspection is, what it is used for and even if it is valid in today’s world of third-party audits and government oversight. It went out of vogue about 15 to 20 years ago. The basic argument was that a quick spot check was sufficient as the vast majority of producers were putting out extremely high-quality product and the cost saving of rejecting substandard product just wasn’t there anymore.
When I was a veterinary food inspector for the U.S. Army, I spent a lot of time doing acceptance inspections on receipt product for military use. And while the procedures have changed over the years the basic premise is still the same: checking what you are receiving to verify that it meets your specifications and requirements, i.e., getting what you paid for.