Accession Number:

AD0673817

Title:

STORAGE STABILITY OF CIVIL DEFENSE SHELTER RATIONS

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. no. 6, 1 Jul 1967-30 Jun 1968

Corporate Author:

GEORGIA EXPERIMENT STATION EXPERIMENT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

70.0

Abstract:

Results are reported on the stability of ten lots of fallout shelter cereal rations stored for 5 years and 3 lots of carbohydrate supplement stored for 4 years. 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 60-month and 48-month values, respectively, for 1 bursting strength, moisture content, and general conditions of V3c fiber board 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, materials, and products 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 previous examinations of stored rations are discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Food, Food Service and Nutrition
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology
  • Civil Defense

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE