Accession Number : ADA273506


Title :   Food Irradiation Update and Cost Analysis


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Dec 90-May 91,


Corporate Author : ARMY NATICK RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER MA


Personal Author(s) : O'Brien, Robert T


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a273506.pdf


Report Date : Nov 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 57


Abstract : Current problems associated with military feeding include the adverse effects on food quality unavoidably induced by preservation methods which must be used to kill spoilage and pathogenic microorganisms to achieve long shelf life under extreme conditions. Such is necessary to compensate for the inability to serve fresh food in many situations because chilled storage is not practical, or because transportation time to remote locations extends beyond the shelf life of many fresh foods. With regard to the food processing and food service industries (of which military food service is a part), research points out that processing, preservation and storage methods currently used are at times less hygienic than required to prevent the incidence of food borne illness


Descriptors :   *FOOD , *IRRADIATED FOOD , MILITARY PERSONNEL , COSTS , MILITARY APPLICATIONS , FOOD PRESERVATION


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


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE