c. Additional Information.
The individual soldier prepares the food.
(2) Through MRE XV (1995), there were 12 meals per shipping container,
one of each menu. The number of menus was expanded to 16 for MRE XVI (1996), 20
menus were available for MRE XVII (1997).
(3) Under the Fielded Individual Ration Improvement Program the Joint
Services Operational Rations Forum Integrated Product Team meets annually to
approve all menu changes.
Since 1993, 95 new items have been approved.
Over 70 percent are non-developmental items (NDI).
Twenty-three of the least-acceptable items have been eliminated.
Four vegetarian meals are available, two each in Cases A and B.
Each year two menus are replaced.
A new easy to open bag with commercial like color and graphics was
Nutritional labeling has been implemented.
MEAL RELIGIOUS, KOSHER/HALAL
a. Purpose. The Meal, Religious, Kosher or Halal is used to feed those
individuals in the Armed Forces who maintain a strict religious diet.