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How to Read the Manufacture Dates on Mountain House Foods.

While working on the blog post on test old long-term storage foods, I found information on how to date Mountain House products.  This information comes directly from the Mountain House website.  If you just follow the instruction shown below you will be able to date any mountain House products.

The product manufacturing code appears on the back of Mountain House® pouches and on the bottom of Mountain House® cans. The date in the code represents the date on which the product was packaged. Between January of 2001 and June of 2012, we printed “Best if Used By” dates on the back of each pouch.…

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Mountain House vs Wise Foods

Oxygen levels and taste tests

I received this post from Mountain House last night, it is more information on the tests both for oxygen content and taste that they had performed on Wise Foods.  I think you may find it interesting.  Here is a link to the taste test results http://bit.ly/OaDP21.  The post from Mountain House is below.  Just so you know I have no financial interest in either company, my concern is that you get the best possible products.

Howard

Hi Everyone,

Apologies in advance for the long post, but over the last month we’ve seen many requests for more data as well as questions about the studies we’ve published.…

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Oregon State University test Mountain House and Wise Foods

See links to the actual test results

I recently put up a post on Wise vs Mountain House foods. See post at http://bit.ly/Rrvgqe. There has been quite a bit of concern  about the claims made by Mountain House that Wise Foods were tested by an independent laboratory and were found to have a high oxygen contain.  Today I was provided a link by one of our readers that shows the results of a taste test conducted by Oregon State University on products from the two companies.  The results showed that Mountain House was preferred by over 90% of the participants.  The link can be seen at http://bit.ly/NRxmJ5 and you will find links to show the methodology used for the test.…

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Oxygen Levels of Wise and Mountain House Foods

Well I am probably going to upset a few people, but I think this should be published.  Below you will find a press release from Mountain House Foods that discloses the results of test that they had run by an independent laboratory.  Now I know some will question the results and the independence of the lab and these may be good questions.  However, in this case I do not think that Mountain House would subject itself to a lawsuit of this magnitude without being sure they were right.

I think that Wise Foods should now step up to the challenge and produce the results of their own testing if the results differ.…

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Mountain House Prices

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Comparisons of MREs to Dehydrated, Freeze Dried and other Foods


This post will compare MREs to various other options.  If you have been following the series of posts on MREs, you will have a good idea of their shelf life, which is 3 years at 80 degrees.  In reality they are probably good for a longer period.  But in a real emergency I want to have the best rations available.  To find out your food was bad would be a real problem.

I have only compared the MREs against foods you would probably use in a bug out bag.  In my opinion MREs should not be used for a prolonged period. 

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Thirty plus year Old Mountain House Chili and Beans

Well today, I am playing human guinea pig.  I have opened a can of Mountain house Chili and Beans that would have been packed in the early 1970’s.  It had been stored under less than ideal conditions.  The last 10 years or so it has been in a conex with summer temperatures exceeding 100 degrees.

You can tell the age of the can by the style of the label.  Upon opening the can, the contents appear all right.  No strange odors or colors.  The beans are still soft to the touch.  After adding water and letting it reconstitute I tasted tested it. …

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Comparisons of MREs to Dehydrated, Freeze Dried and other Foods

This post will compare MREs to various other options.  If you have been following the series of posts on MREs, you will have a good idea of their shelf life, which is 3 years at 80 degrees.  In reality they are probably good for a longer period.  But in a real emergency I want to have the best rations available.  To find out your food was bad would be a real problem.

I have only compared the MREs against foods you would probably use in a bug out bag.  In my opinion MREs should not be used for a prolonged period. …

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