STORAGE STABILITY OF CIVIL DEFENSE SHELTER RATIONS
Annual rept. no. 5, 21 Jun 1966-20 Jun 1967
GEORGIA EXPERIMENT STATION EXPERIMENT
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Results are reported on the stability of ten lots of fallout shelter cereal rations stored for 4 years and 3 lots of carbohydrate supplement stored for 3 years at 100F80 r.h., 100 degrees57, 70 degrees80, 70 degrees57, 40 degrees57, and 0 degreesambient r.h. Rations include 4 lots of survival crackers, 4 lots of survival biscuits, 2 lots of bulgur wheat wafers, and 3 lots of mixed lemon and cherry flavored hard candies. Data include 48-month and 36- month values, respectively, for 1 bursting strength, moisture content, and general conditions of V3c fiberboard cases 2 residual oxygen, leaking, corrosion, and coating defects of 2-12-gallon and 5-gallon metal cans 3 breakage and general condition of package seals, seams and materials, and product units 4 fracture strength, peroxides, and free fatty acids of wheat products 5 pH and sugar contents of carbohydrate supplements and 6 moisture content, color, sensory quality, and hedonic ratings for all products. Results of all examinations of stored rations, initially and through 36 and 48 months, are discussed.
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