XMRE promotes shelf stable, ready to eat meals and components that are appetizing in the field as they are when packaged in the factory.
Just like the U.S. Military MRE’s and following the USDA established standards for commercially sterile, moisture and oxygen controlled food products, XMRE follows the same methods of preserving our packaged foods.
All MRE Entrees are heat processed to destroy microorganism and inactivate enzymes. This heat process prevents any bacteria from getting in and since the food pouch is sterile, it does not spoil.
As for the rest of our components such as bakery and other snack products, these are engineered and packaged in sealed, multilayered packaging material, to prevent the food products from excessive exposure to moisture and oxygen, thus ensuring an extended shelf life.
The above enables XMRE to offer a guaranteed best by date of 5 years at 70°F (10°C), or for 6 months at 100°F (38°C) for all of our produced entrees and food components, from date of XMRE assembly/pack date printed or embossed in all our bags and cases. This means we guarantee freshness by that date, after the best by date, flavors will start to diminish, however the food is safe to eat. We keep all of our products under ideal storage conditions. This allows us to stand behind our guaranteed shelf life. Some of the components from time to time may have production dates prior to our pack or assembly dates.
Shelf life of XMRE product follows the same standards as set forth by the U.S Army Natick Soldier RD&E Center’s study and evaluation of the military’s Meals Ready to Eat (MRE), which employs identical type of packaging and production technologies as our XMRE Meals.