(NOTE: Sold by the Case Only as Special Order)
We proudly offer MRE's from SurePak, one of the largest suppliers to the US government. There are numerous entree choices and each meal contains the following:
Side Dish (noodles, fruit or other)
Dessert: Pound cake or other Dessert
Condiment Pack: coffee, creamer, sugar, salt, pepper, napkin, wet nap,
Meal choices include:
Beef Stew, Cajun Rice w/Beef Sausage, Meat Loaf, Cheese Tortellini, Beef Ravioli, Minestrone, Chili Macaroni, Jamaican Pork Chop, Chicken with Cavatelli, Beef with Mushrooms, Grilled Chicken Breast, Country Captain Chicken, Black Bean and
Rice Burrito, Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, and Chicken & Rice Pilaf. They can vary and do change over time.
MRE Meals from SurePak are the way to go.
Sure-Pak uses an estimated shelf life figure of "3-5 years, plus or minus" for its MRE-type pouched food products. Actual shelf life may vary from this estimate. A key factor affecting actual shelf life is the temperature of the storage environment. Storage at temperatures higher than 85F (85 degrees Fahrenheit) may shorten the shelf life of MRE-type food products. On the other hand, lowering the storage temperature will help extend the products' shelf life. This effect is common to most processed food products.
The shelf life figures given below for MRE's are based on studies conducted by the U.S. Army's NATIC Research Laboratories. This study was conducted by NATIC without participation of the MRE manufacturers. As such, SURE-PAK and PrepareSmart cannot verify the test procedures used by the NATIC labs, nor do we adopt these shelf life figures as a guarantee of any sort. The data is useful, though, as a general indication of the effects of storage temperatures on the shelf life of MRE-type food products.
Temperature (Fº) 100º 90º 85º 80º 75º 70º 60º
Storage Life (Months) 22 55 60 76 88 100 130+
The above storage data and time periods were based on "acceptable taste" measures, which is a subjective standard that may vary among each individual. Test participants were asked to indicate which products they were presented would be rated to still be of "acceptable taste". Responses were noted, and average values were calculated to yield the data above.
The above data does not indicate the maximum useful life of MRE food products. The NATIC study noted that nutritional value and product safety value of the products often extended far beyond these time points.
Again, our manufacturer in no way adopts the NATIC shelf life figures as any form of express or implied guarantee of the actual shelf life of its MRE food products. This information is provided as a general indication of the effects of storage temperature on MRE-type packaged foods.
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SUBSTITUTE EQUIVALENT PRODUCT DEPENDING UPON AVAILABILITY