Accession Number : ADA305311

Title :   Combat Ration Advanced Manufacturing Technology Demonstration (CRAMTD). Civilian Products from Dual-Use HFFS Equipment Short Term Project (STP) Number 33. Results and Accomplishments.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Oct 94-Mar 95,

Corporate Author : RUTGERS - THE STATE UNIV NEW BRUNSWICK NJ CENTER FOR ADVANCED FOOD TECHNOLOG Y

Personal Author(s) : Cajigas, S. C.

PDF Url : ADA305311

Report Date : FEB 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 194

Abstract : In support of current combat ration producers expanding into civilian sector markets, thereby reducing their dependence on DOD procurement, this project has the objective of demonstrating the design and production of civilian packaged-food products. Four Workshops (Market Opportunities, Product Design. Market Development. and Production) were held at which the combat ration producer attendees were brought together with 15 representatives of the commercial civilian food industry including elements devoted to design, distribution and retail sectors. Two model food products were developed and served as Case Studies and Model Demonstration (Macaroni & Cheese with Chicken and Ziti with Ground Turkey). Following market testing and reformulations, the two candidates were served as the entrees at the CRAMTD Annual Contract Briefing. Following the formal, funded portion of the Project, a Macaroni & Cheese product, reformulated to meet the specific needs of a New Jersey Supermarket chain was commercialized and production began on January 28, 1996 in the CRAMTD Demonstration Site.

Descriptors :   *INDUSTRIES, *MARKET RESEARCH, *CIVILIAN POPULATION, *MILITARY RATIONS, TEST AND EVALUATION, GROUND LEVEL, WARFARE, MARKETING, PRODUCTION, MODELS, DEMONSTRATIONS, SITES, CASE STUDIES, PROCUREMENT, CHICKENS, FOOD, TURKEY, WORKSHOPS, CHEESES.

Subject Categories : Food, Food Service and Nutrition
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE