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MRE beginner info

Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:36 pm
by TaraBee120
Hi all!! I recently purchased Menu 12 MRE, I'm sure this has been asked but I don't really understand how to check the expiration date. I took a pic of the main course just for help. Any help would be much appreciated! :D

Re: MRE beginner info

Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:39 pm
by BTemple
TaraBee120 wrote:Hi all!! I recently purchased Menu 12 MRE, I'm sure this has been asked but I don't really understand how to check the expiration date. I took a pic of the main course just for help. Any help would be much appreciated! :D


It was made the 274th day of 2015 so technically it should be good for another 3-5 years

Re: MRE beginner info

Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:47 pm
by SentientTootsieRoll
The "5274" denotes the date of production, so it's what Btemple said. 5 could be 2015, 2005, 1995, or 1985 and the 274 is the day of the year it was made. By process of elimination, we know yours is a 2015 because the 2005, 1995 and 1985 MREs didn't include penne w/ veg sausage.

http://www.mreinfo.com/mres/mre-date-codes/
http://www.mreinfo.com/mres/mre-date-converter/#

Re: MRE beginner info

Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:24 pm
by TaraBee120
Thank you both!! The links are extremely helpful!!