Frozen Foods for Military Troop Field Feeding: Economic Feasibility Report.
BUREAU OF DOMESTIC COMMERCE WASHINGTON D C
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In March of 1973, the Defense Department, through the Army Natick Laboratories approached the Bureau of Domestic Commerce, U.S. Department of Commerce concerning interest in conducting an economic feasibility study on the use of frozen cooked food for troop feeding in the field. This particular study was to be part of a total effort underway by Natick Laboratories to evaluate the potential of various types of processed foods for troop field feeding. The military has been concerned about the ratio of service personnel to actual combat soldiers. This effort, to evaluate present industry capability, and cost of using various types of processed foods is keyed to the long-range effort of increasing productivity, reducing costs and providing better food services in military field feeding. The Bureau agreed to conduct a study to evaluate the frozen cooked food industrys present capability and willingness to provide the required frozen foods based on an Army 28 day menu cycle.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Food, Food Service and Nutrition
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies