Accession Number:

ADA468030

Title:

Rapid Retort Processing of Eggs

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan 2003-Jan 2006

Corporate Author:

GEORGIA UNIV RESEARCH FOUNDATION INC ATHENS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-12-04

Pagination or Media Count:

136.0

Abstract:

The Combat Rations Network CORANET is a Defense Logistic Agency DLA sponsored manufacturing technology program to improve the quality, reduce the cost, and increase the productivity of operational rations while increasing DLAs surge capability in the area of military rations. This report summarizes results obtained in STP 2012. This project was conducted with the objective of determining the feasibility of using current but greatly improved rapid retort technology combined with an appropriate pre-process treatment and better product formulation to produce one or a family of egg products with acceptable taste and texture in a pilot plant setting with the possibility of scaling up the results for implementation in a production environment. Samples from the March 2006 semi-production run were evaluated in a large consumer sensory panel at UGA and at Natick. Sensory data indicate that this product rated in the higher range of slightly dislike so it does not compare in quality to the non-thermally processed egg products.

Subject Categories:

  • Food, Food Service and Nutrition
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE