Microbiological Evaluation of the Food Service System at Travis Air Force Base
ARMY NATICK DEVELOPMENT CENTER MA
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Microbiological evaluation studies were conducted prior and subsequent to a modification of the Travis AFB feeding system. Innovations included the introduction of new processing equipment, a specialty meal, a chilled and frozen food operation which included a remote reconstitution facility, centralized preparation of raw salads, a modular fast food facility and a limited training program for personnel. The initial study indicated certain shortcomings in the microbiological quality of the menu items, in sanitation and in the proper preparation and serving of either cooked or chilled foods. As shown in the second study on the modified feeding system, improvements were obtained in the microbiological quality of the cooked items, in the tossed salad operation and in general sanitation. Appropriate recommendations are made for further improvement in the microbiological and sanitary quality of the feeding operation.
- Food, Food Service and Nutrition