MIL-PRF-44059 Revision E, July 26, 1996
BEEF STEW, PACKAGED IN A FLEXIBLE POUCH, SHELF STABLE
Includes all amendments and changes through Cancellation Notice 2, December 17, 2002
Additional Comments: CNCL S/S BY PCR-B-020
This specification covers the performance criteria for production of a finished product consisting of shelf stable beef stew, packaged in a flexible pouch, suitable for use by the Department of Defense as a component of operational rations. This component is consumed by combat personnel under worldwide environmental extremes as part of an operational ration, and is a source of nutritional intake. It is essential that this item be produced in accordance with good commercial practice to attain high standards of appearance, odor, flavor, and texture so that high levels of troop acceptance are achieved.