ENGINEERING TEST OF MEAL, READY-TO-EAT, INDIVIDUAL.
QUARTERMASTER RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING FIELD EVALUATION AGENCY FORT LEE VA FORT LEE United States
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An engineering test of the Meal, Ready-to-Eat, Individual, was conducted to determine if menus 2, 3 and 5 of the meal are suitable for service test. Experimental and standard menus were evaluated under both normal and accelerated use conditions to obtain measures of such factors as troop acceptability and utility of meals and components durability of packaging suitability of the carton-stove air delivery factors and safety. It is concluded that menus 2, 3 and 5 of the Meal, Ready-to-Eat are suitable for service test, provided that shortcomings listed in the report are corrected. The expendable carton stove is not satisfactory in its present configuration and is considered a deficiency. Test results show that menus and components of the standard meal are preferred to those of the experimental the durability of flexibly packaged components is satisfactory and the experimental meal is capable of air delivery by parachute and without parachute, with assurance of 75 percent recovery.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Food, Food Service and Nutrition