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Easy Meal – 10 Year Shelf Life


 

Using Easy Meals for Emergency Preparedness

 

Easy Meal is the most cost-effective, efficient and high-quality way Continuing Care Retirement Communities can meet their emergency food requirements. State governments require facilities to have emergency food and water stored for their residents. Most states require three days of supplies. Each Easy Meal Deluxe Kit provides 25 people with food (approximately 1,800 calories per person/per day) for three days. The food meets the RDA for protein and other essential nutrients so you can feel confident you’re providing residents with well-balanced nutrition in their time of need.

sideinfoTastes Like Home Cooking  A home cooked meal can lift spirits during stressful times. A unique advantage of Easy Meal’s entrees is that they are cooked using top-quality ingredients, then immediately freeze dried. This process captures the home cooked flavors and freshness.

Just Add Water  To experience Easy Meal’s home cooked flavor, simply add water. In an emergency, even cold water can be used to rehydrate the food. Within 20 minutes, food returns to its original shape, color and texture, and is ready to serve.

Labor Saving  Anyone can easily prepare food for a large group using Easy Meal. The food can also be prepared in its storage pouches, so clean-up is as simple as putting the used pouches in the garbage.

Proven Shelf Life  Real-time testing has been done on our products’ shelf life. The results have been so successful that we confidently offer a 10-year guarantee on our Easy Meal products. The guarantee covers products for 10 years from the date they were made as long as the food has been stored unopened in a cool, dry area, and packaging has not been damaged. After 10 years a subtle change in flavor and appearance may be noticed. For best results, avoid prolonged storage at temperatures above 75° F (24° C). The product manufacturing date appears on the back of Easy Meal pouches, the bottom of the cans and on all cases.

Innovative Packaging  Our state-of-the-art laminated pouches form a barrier that keeps moisture and oxygen away from the food and gives it an amazingly long shelf life. The meals can be prepared directly in the pouches, so there are no pots to clean, saving water and staff time. The Easy Meal storage box also has a function. It is designed with a reheating compartment that supports and insulates the entrée pouches while the food is being rehydrated.

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