Created in 1994, HeaterMeals Self-Heating Meals combines our patented TRUETECH Self-Heating Technology with homestyle entrees designed for civilian use. HeaterMeals has grown to include four lines of self-heating, shelf-stable entrees and meal kits, as well as Cafe2Go beverage and soup kits.
HeaterMeals Entrees come with a ¾ pound entrée, a patented food heater, a water packet to start the food heater, and a utensil package with spoon, napkin, salt & pepper, and salt-free seasoning packet. HeaterMeals entrees offer 55% less sodium content than other shelf-stable emergency meals and are 50% larger than MREs. HeaterMeals require no refrigeration, and all entrees have up to a 2 year shelf life, so they are excellent for all types of outdoor activities and emergency preparedness.
HeaterMeals Plus Self-Heating Meal Kits
In 2000, with guidance from the Joint Culinary Center of Excellence (JCCoE, formerly ACES at Fort Lee, VA.), we developed HeaterMeals Plus Self-Heating Meal Kits. HeaterMeals Plus is a complete meal kit that consists of entrees combined with brand name snacks and a 100% Juice beverage. The line also includes breakfast selections of Steel-Cut Oatmeal and Hearty Scrambled Eggs and Bacon Slices. HeaterMeals Plus require no refrigeration, have up to a 1 year shelf life. They are designed as a complete meal kit to feed U.S. Military units on training exercises and for use by first responders such as Law Enforcement Officers, Fire Fighters and Emergency Management Professionals who need to be totally self-sufficient during a disaster response.
HeaterMeals 3 Self-Heating Meal Kits
In 2006, at the request of the American Red Cross, we introduced HeaterMeals 3 Self-Heating Meal Kits. This product line includes a 3/4 pound entrée, brand name snacks, and a beverage mix. HeaterMeals 3 require no refrigeration and have up to a 3 year shelf life. They are specially packaged for long-term food storage and are excellent for Food Reserves, Disaster Preparedness and Business Continuity Planning.
HeaterMeals EX Self-Heating Entrees
In 2007, in response to the need for a long shelf-life storage option, HeaterMeals EX Self-Heating Entrees were created. HeaterMeals EX require no refrigeration and have up to a 5 year shelf life. The long shelf life makes it ideal for emergency agencies, businesses and hospitals that want to store food items until needed, and they’re quick and easy to distribute to individuals. HeaterMeals EX come with a ¾ pound HeaterMeals pouched entrée, a patented food heater, a water packet to start the food heater, a utensil package with spoon, napkin, salt & pepper, and salt-free seasoning packet.
HeaterMeals has consistently been named to the Government Food Service magazine’s Top 100 Government Food Service Suppliers. The list details the top food suppliers who sell to the Defense Supply Center Philadelphia (DSCP). In fact, several of the HeaterMeals products were the result of our close ties with the military. The HeaterMeals Plus, Self-Heating Meal Kit, product line was developed with guidance from the Joint Culinary Center of Excellence (JCCoE, formerly ACES at Fort Lee, VA).
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