“XMRE’s can have a shelf-life of 5 years or more depending on storage temperature and conditions. Below is a chart that gives rough estimates of MREs and their shelf life based on temperature.
(i) The above storage data and time periods were based on â€˜acceptable tasteâ€™ 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 â€˜acceptable tasteâ€™. Responses were noted, and average values were calculated to yield the data above. The resulting data does not indicate the maximum useful life of MRE food products. This information is provided as a general indication of the effects of storage temperature on MRE-type packaged foods and not necessarily a guarantee from the manufacturers.