You are inspecting a front line combat area and notice that soldiers eat their
rations and throw the remains on the ground.
What preventive countermeasure is being violated?
Why is this a dangerous practice?
When insulated containers are used to bring prepared foods to soldiers at the
forward edge of the battle, the container must maintain a temperature range of
_______________________ or __________________________________.
Temperatures must be within this range (as stated in exercise 9) mainly because:
There may be delays in reaching the front; foods must be extra hot or extra
cold to allow for some cooling or warming during transport.
These temperatures discourage the rapid growth of disease-causing
bacteria in the food.
Hot and chilled prepared foods are brought to combat soldiers as a morale
building measure. They must remain sufficiently hot or chilled in order to have this
11. You are watching food service personnel preparing an insulated container of hot
spaghetti to be taken to the front lines. You observe the following preparation
Food service personnel remove the container Inserts and pour 2 quarts of boiling
water into the container.
They let the container stand for 5 minutes, then pour out the water.
They then check the spaghetti temperature and find It to be 143 F.
They place the spaghetti into the inserts, replace the inserts into the heated
containers, and secure the lid latches.
Did the personnel prepare the container properly? If not, what was unsatisfactory?