Mountain House #10 Cans are packed in airtight #10 cans, Mountain House freeze-dried foods have the longest shelf life available. We can confidently claim a 25-year shelf life, because our testing has shown the shelf life exceeds 30 years! These independent university studies were performed on actual 20-, 25- and 30-year-old product stored under real-world conditions, which weren’t always ideal -- not on newer product exposed to an accelerated-time environment in a laboratory.
The interior and exterior of the cans are coated with protective enamel for double protection. Our canning process, which is equal to military standards, uses both vacuum oxygen removal and nitrogen flushing. Your food is protected until you are ready to enjoy it.
After opening, we recommend using the dry contents within one week for best results and taste, using the convenient resealable plastic lid between uses.
After hydration, treat any leftover hydrated food as you would fresh food.