Maximum Variety from Feeding Unit of Low Weight and Bulk
Final rept. May 1968-Sep 1969
PILLSBURY CO MINNEAPOLIS MN
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A project was originated to 1 improve organoleptic acceptability and performance of meal items, 2 develop 5 dual function food bars and 3 develop a coating materials and methods of application to prevent fragmentation of the components. Information is presented for the preparation of 7 improved food bars and 11 improved adjunct cubes which, when combined in defined combinations, yield 32 familiar meal items. Five dual function food bars were also prepared. Dual function bars may be consumed as is or hydrated to yield a familiar food item. Two coatings were prepared which, when applied to the food bars and adjunct cubes, prevent attrition and fragmentation during handling. Meal items prepared from the above coated components which had been stored for four months at 38 degrees C. in N2 filled cans were found acceptable when evaluated by a 30-man panel. Hedonic ratings for the prepared meal items before and after storage with data on microbiological and moisture changes during storage and data to indicate coating effectiveness are also given.
- Food, Food Service and Nutrition