Accession Number : AD0785961

Title :   B-52 Crew Evaluation of Thermostabilized Foods.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun-Sep 72,

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : Crigler,Joseph C. ; Vanderveen,John E. ; Tucker,Donald M. ; Klebanoff,May O.

Report Date : JUL 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : A total of 453 thermostabilized meals--each consisting of an entree, two vegetables, and a dessert--were evaluated by 289 crewmembers aboard B-52 aircraft during 15 days of combat in July 1972. Each food item was rated for appearance, texture, flavor, and overall acceptability. Among respondents, 64.3% preferred the thermostabilized meals to the existing frozen meals; and 76.1%, to the foil-pack meal. If the frozen food system is replaced by the thermostabilized food system, the weight and volume requirements for storage and preparation can be reduced by approximately half. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Military rations, *Food processing, Texture, Taste, Acceptability, Storage, Military requirements, Surveys, Pilots, Jet bombers

Subject Categories : Food, Food Service and Nutrition
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE