Accession Number : ADA235155
Title : Military Food Inspection: Its History and Its Effect on Readiness
Descriptive Note : Individual study rept.
Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
Personal Author(s) : Derstine, Henry W
Report Date : 15 Mar 1991
Pagination or Media Count : 76
Abstract : This study reviews the history of military food inspection from the years prior to the establishment of the U. S. Army Veterinary Corps in 1916 until such current operations as Desert Storm. The study shows the evolution of food inspection functions from the 'embalmed beef' scandal of the Spanish- American War until the appointment of the U.S. Army Veterinary Service as the Department of Defense Executive Agent for Veterinary matters in 1980. The study describes military food inspection policies and programs; it shows how food inspection is mission-essential. The study also shows the importance and increases the awareness of the benefits of having military food inspection. History has shown the importance of disease in battle. This study emphasizes the value of military food inspection in maintaining the readiness and assisting in reducing the incidence of enteric disease in combat troops.
Descriptors : *FOOD , VETERINARY MEDICINE , MILITARY SUPPLIES , WARFARE , UNITED STATES , POLICIES , DEFENSE SYSTEMS , INSPECTION , STORMS , SPAIN , ARMY , DESERTS , BENEFITS , AWARENESS , GASTROINTESTINAL DISEASES , EXECUTIVE ROUTINES , FUNCTIONS , MILITARY PERSONNEL
Subject Categories : Food, Food Service and Nutrition
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE