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Genuine MREs

For more than 60 years, SOPAKCO has supplied fully prepared, shelf-stable Meals Ready-to-Eat (MREs) to the U.S. Military. During this time, SOPAKCO has developed sophisticated, lightweight packaging technology and food processing techniques that allow us to produce delicious, nutritious entrees, side dishes, desserts, and more for an ever-expanding customer base that wants convenience and peace of mind. Today, the general public can purchase SOPAKCO’s MREs under the brand name Sure-Pak Meals.

Shelf Life

Sure-Pak Meals have a shelf life of up to five years. Shelf life may be shorter depending on the temperature of the storage environment. If storage temperatures exceed 85 degrees Fahrenheit, the shelf life of a Sure-Pak Meal is shortened to as little as less than three years. Conversely, a cooler storage environment will extend the product’s shelf life to as long as five years.

Date coding on Sure-Pak Meals

Each Sure-Pak Meal box is stamped with a four-digit number representing the year and actual day it was packaged. If a box had the number 3123, the box would have been packaged in 2013 on the 123rd day of the year.

How long will Sure-Pak Meals last?

Sure-Pak Meals have a shelf life of up to five years if stored at 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Conversely, heat may shorten shelf life. Freezing is not recommended as it may damage the seal on the pouches used to package the entrees and side dishes, causing them to spoil.


(Fahrenheit) 100 degrees 90 degrees 80 degrees 70 degrees 60 degrees
Storage Life 18 months 30 months 48 months 66 months 84 months
  • Posted By dealteam6
  • Posted 11/17/2020 2:22:00 PM EST
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  • Category Food