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WHAT IS THE SHELF LIFE OF AN MRE?

WHAT IS THE SHELF LIFE OF AN MRE?

Business, Food & Nutrition, Health
MREs, or ‘meals ready to eat’ were originally the preserve of the military, but in recent years they have become something that more civilians use either for camping and outdoor pursuits, or for disaster planning and “doomsday prepping”. MRE meals are designed to be highly shelf-stable and to provide a large number of calories in a small package, with some nutritional balance. They are designed as a form of emergency ration, rather than for long-term survival. The military would typically provide their forces with access to high quality, moderately fresh nutrition during deployments, with fresh supplies and a regular cook. If the supply chain is interrupted or a serviceman is cut off from supplies for a brief period then they would turn to the MREs that they are carrying so that they ca