How to tell packaged date of British Ration pack

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subway
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How to tell packaged date of British Ration pack

Post by subway » Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:19 am

Hi all, does the white circular sticker on the side of a ration pack denote the packaging date?
Whats the best before date on these rations, 3 years?
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Re: How to tell packaged date of British Ration pack

Post by BlackDogBob » Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:22 am

the PD in the code stands for production date. Most items in an ORP have a BBD of roughly 2-3 years. The mains are good to go for 3-5 years. I have had ORPs that were 5 years old and they were good to go.
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Re: How to tell packaged date of British Ration pack

Post by housil » Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:38 am

subway wrote: Whats the best before date on these rations, 3 years?
I recently ate 2002 ones...

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