Accession Number : AD0817616

Title :   INTEGRATED ENGINEERING AND SERVICE TEST OF MEAL, READY-TO-EAT, INDIVIDUAL (INTERMEDIATE CONDITIONS).

Descriptive Note : Partial rept. Jun 66-May 67,

Corporate Author : ARMY GENERAL EQUIPMENT TEST ACTIVITY FORT LEE VA

Personal Author(s) : Paschall, Hunter H. ; Cantrell, James H. ; Ezzard, Richard D.

Report Date : JUN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 106

Abstract : An Integrated Engineering and Service Test of Meal, Ready-to-Eat, Individual, was conducted under intermediate climatic conditions during the period June 1966 to May 1967 to determine its technical performance and safety characteristics as described in the Military and Technical Characteristics, and as indicated by the particular design, and to determine its suitability for use by the Army. One deficiency and seven shortcomings were found. The deficiency was a safety hazard to the user because of spoiled foods and defective packaging. It was concluded that: the experimental ration menus are less acceptable from a palatability standpoint than the standard menus when consumed both hot and cold; the level of ratings of the components of the experimental meal though generally acceptable are such that over-all improvements are indicated particularly in the bread and cake items; and the experimental meal is not suitable for Army use under intermediate climatic conditions.

Descriptors :   (*FOOD DISPENSING, PREPARATION), ARMY PERSONNEL, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, COMPATIBILITY, PORTABLE EQUIPMENT, MOISTUREPROOFING, INSECTS, RODENTS, NUTRITION, TASTE, TRANSPORTATION, HANDLING, STORAGE, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, SAFETY.

Subject Categories : Food, Food Service and Nutrition

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE