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Subject: VII CORPS MEMO CATERER FOOD STORAGE CONCERNS 29 APR 91          

Unit: 22D SUPCOM  

Parent Organization: ARCENT      

Box ID: BX005153

Folder Title: HISTORICAL FILE  422ND MED DET                                                                  

Document Number:         46

Folder SEQ  #:         23






                                 DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
                             12TH MEDICAL DETACHMENT - KKMC
                                      APO NY 09734




          AFRD-MD-PMS                                            20 APRIL 1991



          MEMORANDUM FOR VII CORPS FOOD SERVICE REPRESENTATIVES


          SUBJECT: FOOD SERVICE CONCERNS


          1. From April 14th thru the 18th 1991, the 12th Medical Detachment
          conducted inspections and interviews at the VII CORPS catering
          facilities.     Significant concerns from the inspections and
          interviews are as follows:

               a.   The caterers do not have sufficient chiller space to
          properly temper frozen meats.      Food is being thawed at ambient
          temperatures, sufficient chillers must be made available to the
          caterers.


               b.  Due to the large amount of soldiers each caterer must
          serve, meals are being prepared starting at 10:00.       The food is
          then stored in serving containers or Coleman coolers until 17:00 or
          later. The internal temperature of the food at serving time has
          been noted to be as low as 110 degrees Farenheight.        Unit food
          service representatives must check food temperatures prior to
          serving.   If the temperature of potential hazardous foods is not
          greater than 140 degrees farenheight for hot foods, or less than 45
          degrees for cold foods, the food should not be served to the
          soldiers.

               c. Caterers are partially cooking potentially hazardous foods
          and then cooling the food to be reheated at serving time.
          Potentially hazardous foods should be prepared and served without
          reheating.

               d. Some caterers do not have an adequate amount of coolers to
          transport food. As a result the food is being shipped to the units
          in containers covered with foil.          Caterers have been seen
         attempting to place spilled food back into containers. Unit food
          service representatives should inspect the caterers vehicles upon
          arriving at the unit. this will ensure that spilled food is not
          being placed back into containers.

               e.   Several mess areas do not have hand washing devices
          available to the soldiers. Units should ensure that each mess area
          has an adequate amount of functional hand washing devices.

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