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How to increase shelf life of food

Requested from DOST by Janned Jurrell Corpus at 05:49 PM on Dec 03, 2019.
Purpose: Research and for business
Date of Coverage: 01/01/2018 - 12/03/2019
Tracking no: #DOST-625741454716

Janned Jurrell 05:49 PM, Dec 03, 2019

Hello! I'm planning to start up a business but I don't know what to put on cooked "ulams" to increase their shelf life for like 5 years? 

So basically I'll be making this "ulams" (Adobo, Menudo, Sisig, etc.) a military type Meal Ready to Eat (MRE) containing at least 1,250 calories with vitamins and minerals that will be used by our Filipino troops in the field and of course as foods in case of emergency and disaster. 

Foods that will be included in the menu are meat, gata (if possible), vegetables and kakanin. Also what are good alternative to plastics I can use as a packaging for the MRE?
December 4, 2019

Dear Janned Jurrell,


Thank you for your request dated Dec 03, 2019 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

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