Aside from obvious ones like the Israeli army rations being kosher, do any armies make any effort to accommodate vegetarian/vegan/halal etc. preferences with their rations, or do you just get what you're given?
Australian Army under fire for giving soldiers Halal-certified ration packs with Arabic branding - upsetting soldiers who fought in the Middle East
- The Australian Army criticised for feeding soldiers Halal-certified ration packs
- Food including Bega cheese, was given to soldiers with Arabic labels over it
- Former army major slammed the decision, saying it would divide army moral
- Of the 60,000 Australian Defence Force members, less than 200 are Muslim
The Australia Army has come under fire for giving soldiers ration packs with Arabic labels.
The food being fed to the Army is Halal-certified but is not sitting well with soldiers who fought in the Middle East.
In ration packs given to Australian soldiers this week, Arabic labelled products were found including Halal-certified Bega cheese, 7 News reported.
Four of the twelve battle meal menu options are Halal-certified which came into play in early 2016 as a move to meet more dietary requirements.
In February last year, Lieutenant General Angus J Campbell told Daily Mail Australia the rations were 'specifically manufactured' for 'religious considerations'.
'Combat ration packs are not about political correctness ... [they] are about our people,' he said.
Of 60,000 members of the ADF, there are reportedly less than 200 Muslim soldiers.
While many are disputing the decision to feed soldiers Arabic labelled products, some people have backed the idea saying it could potentially help break down any cultural barriers between countries.
Mr Campbell claimed last year the Halal-certified ration packs would mean Australian soldiers could share food with local communities.
Daily Mail Australia contacted the Australian Defence Force for comment.