Sure-Pak Meals can be stored for up to five years based on storage temperature. This is known as “shelf life.” Shelf life may be extended if stored in a cool temperature. 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. Temperature Shelf Life*
- 70° Fahrenheit 5.5 years
- 80° Fahrenheit 4 years
- 90° Fahrenheit 2.5 years
- 100° Fahrenheit 1.5 years
* Based on NATICK’s study of Meals Ready-to-Eat, which uses packaging and production technologies like that of Sure-Pak 12. This information is provided as a general indication of the effects of storage temperature on Sure-Pak Meals and is not a guarantee of the actual shelf life.