Accession Number:

ADA002052

Title:

Extended Shelf Life of Precooked Meals

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY NATICK RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LABS MA FOOD ENGINEERING LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

The state-of-the-art was surveyed to determine whether a food system based on refrigerated storage up to 30 days was technically achievable. Based on European experience especially the so-called NACKA system in Sweden and consideration of the microbiological and public health aspects it is clear that such a system is feasible if refrigeration temperature is held about 30-36F. No data showing a quality advantage for refrigerated over frozen storage were found. Except for special situations the application of a refrigerated food service system is not recommended.

Subject Categories:

  • Food, Food Service and Nutrition

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE