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Use the tool below to determine pack date

How to Locate your Lot number

The Lot Number can be found on the bottom left of your MRE bag. It is embossed and usually starts with the letter “p” followed by 5 digits. The 5 digits are the lot number and should be entered above to find out your date of production or manufacture. This will help you determine your expected shelf life. The fresher the MRE, the longer your shelf life.

The system used by XMRE® is the Julian Date Code, and you will have to convert the numbers with the Gregorian Calendar, the calendar used presently.



How do you read our lot number, XXXXX? The first 2 digits represents the last 2 digits of the year and the last 3 digits represents the day of the year. For example, if your lot code is 20145, this means your MRE was manufactured on the 145th day of the year 2020. Bring your calendar and count the 145th day which is May 24th, 2020. Your MRE has a best by date of May 24th, 2023.



However, you can extend the shelf life of your product by storage conditions. See the chart below for shelf life information of your MRE.


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