2-7. OPERATING PROCEDURES (CONT).
(3) When no longer required for operation, turn off the M2 burner unit and allow it to cool.
e. Preparation of Rations.
(1) A and B ration preparation will be accomplished as directed by senior food service personnel.
To avoid food poisoning discard any tray-packs having the following
Leaks where tray-packs show any evidence of damage on
the exterior that may have come from a pinhole, fracture or
Rust that actually penetrates the tray-pack causing leakage
or excessive end seam rust that cannot be removed with a
soft cloth and would enter the product when opening the
Dents that are so severe as to cause leakage or materially
Swollen or outward distended tray lids bulging from internal
pressure or swells caused by any physical damage such as
dents or overheating.
Buckles or bends in the top and extending into the end seam
of the tray-pack.
Handle tray-pack lids and trash bags containing tray-pack
lids carefully. Sharp edges on opened lids may cause
(2) Tray-pack preparation. To support dispersed squad size units, heat tray-packs and place them with
supplemental items such as utensils, bread, and disposable trays in the insulated food container. In MFK, tray- packs will
be heated in boiling water contained in the heater tank assembly (See paragraph 2-7h). Pour hot or cold beverages into
the liquid dispenser. Transport and serve rations and beverages as directed by senior food service personnel.