Accession Number : ADA180216

Title :   Field Evaluation of Australian Ration Packs. Revision of Combat Ration Ten Man,

Corporate Author : ARMED FORCES FOOD SCIENCE ESTABLISHMENT SCOTTSDALE (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s) : Forbes-Ewan,C H ; Waters,D R

PDF Url : ADA180216

Report Date : Feb 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : This report concerns the field acceptability and service suitability of CR10M. CR10M provides food for ten men for one day. It is to be the basis of rationing during the more stable and static periods of operations but when conditions prevent the use of fresh or canned equivalent rations. CR10M must be capable of being divided into two sub-packs with five rations in each; it must be capable of preparation in 10 minutes with a minimum of additional equipment; its main meal components must be edible hot or cold and have a minimum shelf life of nine months (tropics) or twelve months(temperate conditions) (DOD, 1985). All combatrations should consist of components made in Australia, they must satisfy nutritional requirements and they must be acceptable to Australian servicemen. The study comprised two field trips using questionnaires to gain objective data on acceptability of all food items and service suitability of non food items in each menu of CR10M. A copy of the questionnaire is enclosed. Australia.

Descriptors :   MILITARY RATIONS, ACCEPTABILITY, AUSTRALIA, FIELD TESTS, FOOD, MILITARY PERSONNEL, NUTRITION, QUESTIONNAIRES, RATIONS, REQUIREMENTS, SHELF LIFE, TROPICAL REGIONS, WARFARE

Subject Categories : Food, Food Service and Nutrition

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE