Legacy Premium Food Storage
25 Year Shelf Life
Disaster Necessities offers Legacy Premium Food not just for Long Term Food Storage, but for everyday use as well as camping and hiking. If stored in a cool, dry and dark place... the shelf life of all Legacy Premium Food is up to 25 years. For an indepth look at Shelf Life, read our Shelf Life Article. For best flavor and nutrition, we recommend using the product within 10 years, but there are no safety or health concerns after that time period.
Shelf life is a key concern to anyone purchasing long-term food storage and can be one of the most important factors you look at when making the decision of who to buy from. With all of the food storage companies out there claiming that their food lasts for 25+ years, how can you know that your food is safe and will be edible down the road?
In order to know that your food will stand the test of time, there are several factors that should be looked at. First, the quality of ingredients used, second, the residual oxygen levels in the packaging, and third, packaging techniques and materials. These three key factors make all the difference in how long the shelf life of your food will actually be.
Legacy Premium has been independently tested by the Food Quality Council and it has been determined that Legacy uses only the best ingredients our food. Every single item has been verified and certified as GMO Free. By spending the extra money to purchase the highest quality ingredients on the market, Legacy Premium foods will last longer and provide better nutrients that the competition. Also pay attention to other ingredients, such as canola and other oils in food storage. Canola oil has a maximum shelf life of 2 years before it spoils, thus ensuring that if your emergency food contains it, there is no way that it will last 25 years.
Residual oxygen left inside a container of food storage is a major reason that food spoils. Oxygen allows bacteria to foster, which in turns decays and spoils your food. The bare minimum standard in long term food storage is oxygen levels below 2%. Legacy Premium has been independently tested and scored an average of 0.11%, which far exceeds the standard set. Every single pouch of Legacy is nitrogen flushed to push out excess oxygen, an oxygen absorber is then put inside the pouch, and a compression sealer triple seals the Mylar pouch to ensure that it will stay sealed. This process is done by complex machinery and the amazingly low average oxygen levels in our pouches display the impressive results. Make sure that oxygen levels are where they should be before you go out and purchase food that claims to have a 25 year shelf life.
Last, but certainly not least, is quality of materials used to package and store your food. Legacy Premium uses high quality, superior Mylar pouches to store each meal. Mylar has shown the ability to keep oxygen and moisture out of food long term and helps us to keep the end cost to the consumer down. Pouches are then stored in heavy-duty, BPA-free plastic buckets to protect them from rodents, sun, floods, and anything else that could damage your food supply. The plastic buckets are re-sealable and easy to stack for safe, simple storage. In case of extreme flooding, we have heard that these buckets also make for great floatation devices.
Investing in 25 year shelf life food for emergencies is a wonderful way to protect your family and loved ones, just make sure that the food you store will be there if you ever to use it. Legacy Premium is the leader in long-term shelf life and our ingredients, oxygen levels, and packaging are the best in the industry!