Type 23 Frigate Food & Fuels Stats

Introduction “HMS Northumberland’s sailors spent Christmas away from home as they continued their vital mission protecting UK waters and the nation’s nuclear deterrent. The Type 23 frigate was last at her home port of Devonport in late September and since then has been part of the UK Carrier Strike group during landmark operations in the… Read More

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What is Military Logistics?

Introduction Military logistics is the discipline of planning and carrying out the movement, supply, and maintenance of military forces. Outline In its most comprehensive sense, it is those aspects or military operations that deal with: Design, development, acquisition, storage, distribution, maintenance, evacuation, and disposition of materiel. Transport of personnel. Acquisition or construction, maintenance, operation, and… Read More

Are There Barriers to Nutrition Interventions in Army Dining Facilities?

Research Paper Title Barriers to Nutrition Interventions in Army Dining Facilities: A Qualitative Study. Background Interventions that encourage good nutrition-related behaviours in the dining environment can potentially influence the health of large numbers of military personnel. Thus, the Army has studied the effectiveness of implementing nutrition education and dining facility (DFAC) changes that included healthier… Read More

What is Canning?

Introduction Canning is a method of preserving food in which the food contents are processed and sealed in an airtight container (jars like Mason jars, and steel and tin cans). Canning provides a shelf life that typically ranges from one to five years, although under specific circumstances, it can be much longer. A freeze-dried canned… Read More

Vegan Navy

In May 2019, the Royal Navy conducted a 6-week trial offering a range of vegan menus onboard one of their ships. The intention is to role out vegan options across RN ships and establishments, and across Defence in general. “In August 2018, a decision in Finland to serve two vegetarian meals every week to troops… Read More

Soldier Training Specific Ration Pack

Spanish company Jomipsa has created the first Meal, Ready-to-Eat (MRE) ration pack specifically focused on high-performance military training. The ‘Performance Training Ration Pack’ is designed for consumption before, during and after high-intensity physical training, and provides the optimum nutritional provision for each of the training phases, supporting both performance and muscular recovery. It provides specific… Read More

Bacillus Cereus Isolates & Cooked Food Products Delivered by Swiss Army Catering Facilities

Research Paper Title Toxin genes and cytotoxicity levels detected in Bacillus cereus isolates collected from cooked food products delivered by Swiss Army catering facilities. Background Heated food is known to be often contaminated with B. cereus, leading to cases of diarrhoeal or emetic diseases. Battalion kitchens or army catering facilities present a food safety risk,… Read More