Field Evaluation of Australian Ration Packs. Revision of Combat Ration Ten Man,
ARMED FORCES FOOD SCIENCE ESTABLISHMENT SCOTTSDALE (AUSTRALIA)
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This report concerns the field acceptability and service suitability of CR10M. CR10M provides food for ten men for one day. It is to be the basis of rationing during the more stable and static periods of operations but when conditions prevent the use of fresh or canned equivalent rations. CR10M must be capable of being divided into two sub-packs with five rations in each it must be capable of preparation in 10 minutes with a minimum of additional equipment its main meal components must be edible hot or cold and have a minimum shelf life of nine months tropics or twelve monthstemperate conditions DOD, 1985. All combatrations should consist of components made in Australia, they must satisfy nutritional requirements and they must be acceptable to Australian servicemen. The study comprised two field trips using questionnaires to gain objective data on acceptability of all food items and service suitability of non food items in each menu of CR10M. A copy of the questionnaire is enclosed. Australia.
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