MRE - Shortened Shelf Life
Sure-Pak Meals are fully prepared shelf-stable foods that are storable for up to five years based on storage conditions.
Sopakco's Sure-Pak 12 MRE meals are fully prepared, ready to eat, delicious, nutritious and shelf-stable. These meals meet daily nutritional requirements, and can be stored without refrigeration.
Sure-Pak Meals can be stored for up to five years based on storage temperature. This is known as "shelf life." Shelf life may be extended if stored in a cool temperature. Heat may shorten shelf life. Freezing is not recommended as it may damage the seal on the pouches used to package the entrees and side dishes, causing them to spoil.
Temperature Shelf Life*:
70º Fahrenheit 5.5 years
80º Fahrenheit 4 years
90º Fahrenheit 2.5 years
100º Fahrenheit 1.5 years
* Based on NATICK's study of Meals Ready-to-Eat, which uses packaging and production technologies like that of Sure-Pak 12. This information is provided as a general indication of the effects of storage temperature on Sure-Pak Meals and is not a guarantee of the actual shelf life.
Sure-Pak Meals can be eaten cold or hot. If a hot meal is preferred, there are several heating options. Pouches can be placed in direct sunlight or on a heated surface. The pouches also can be placed in boiling water. A flameless, self-heating option is available, but is not recommend for the young or elderly as it does pose a risk of injury due to high heat. This case contains a Flameless Ration Heater to heat the entree quickly and easily.
Complete meal includes main, side, dessert, beverage, and seasoning packets. A small amount of water is required for drinks and for use with heater.
Sure-Pak Meals contain between 900 to 1,250 calories per meal, depending on the entrée and individual components. A minimum of two meals per person per day is recommended for a 72-hour period.
Each case contains 6 different entrees (2 of each) and can include the following though menus can change without notice:
Cheese Omelet with Vegetables
Grilled Chicken Breast
Chicken with Noodles
Meatloaf with Gravy
Penne Pasta with Veggie Sausage Crumbles
Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
** MANUFACTURED IN SEPTEMBER 2015 **