Tons of food gets thrown away annually by families when they see that expiration dates have come and gone. With Food4Patriots, shelf lives are up to 25 years.
Some people decide what to cook for dinner each day by checking expiration dates. The closer the item is to expiring, the more likely it will be chosen for that evening's supper.
According to Men's Health nutrition expert Alan Aragon, some foods are probably perfectly safe to eat well beyond their expiration dates, while others should definitely be consumed by their expiration dates (http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/03/16/which-expired-foods-are-okay-to-eat/).
He lists canned goods, pasta and most frozen foods among those whose expiration dates can probably be ignored in many cases, but lists meat and fresh fruits and vegetables among those whose expiration dates should be taken seriously.
Customers of Food4Patriots (www.Food4Patriots.com) will probably never have to even think about expiration dates. The company's 72-hour, four-week and three-month emergency food kits have shelf lives of up to 25 years, assuming they are stored properly. Since launching last summer, Food4Patriots has sold more than 13 million meals to people who want to be ready when the inevitable crisis occurs.
“Longevity is one of the most important elements of emergency food,” said Allen Baler, partner at Reboot Marketing, the umbrella company for Food4Patriots. “No one knows how long it will be until they encounter a crisis that will result in them needing to access their emergency food supply, so the last thing they want to worry about is whether that food will still be good by the time they need it.
“Of course, we also make sure that all of the food in our emergency kits is also great tasting, nutritious and easy-to-prepare. The food in these kits can be prepared in less than 20 minutes and requires nothing more than boiling water. It's kept in easy-to-store Mylar pouches, which keep out air, moisture and light.”
Among the foods offered by Food4Patriots are:
• Granny's Homestyle Potato Soup
• Mountain Man Granola
• Heartland's Best Mashed Potatoes
• Summer's Best Corn Chowder
• Apple Orchard Oatmeal
• Creamy Chicken Alfredo
• Mixed Fruit Blend
• Creamy Beef Stroganoff
Those who order one of the Food4Patriots Emergency Kits also receive four reports: “Top 10 Items Sold Out After Crisis,” “The Water Survival Guide,” “The Survival Garden Guide” and “How to Cut Your Grocery Bills in Half.”
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Name: Tim Bates
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