Foods undergo deterioration of varying degrees in their sensory characteristics, nutritional value, safety, and aesthetic appeal. Most foods, from the time they are harvested, slaughtered, or manufactured, undergo progressive deterioration that, depending upon the food, may be very slow or so rapid as to render the food virtually useless in a matter of hours. This presents a problem to the Department of Defense because food supplies have to be purchased well in advance of anticipated usage. Large quantities of food are lost each year due to deterioration. The problem is due to the perishable nature of food, as well as to the rather lengthy Defense subsistence supply chain. Due to these factors, veterinary food inspection specialists are tasked with recognizing deterioration in subsistence and making recommendations to preclude public health problems and financial losses to the Government.
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