RON L here + SERESURPLUS
I don't have the date codes for MRE's, But I can tell you from years of using them, you can get 5-10 years max out of them, as long as they were stored COOl, DRY, PLACE! Thumb Rule is Lighter tan brown package, New stuff less than 10 years, the older dark Brown more than 10 years! Gotta watch the legality of buying the Newer Light Brown packaged ones they are marked US GOV Property, NOT FOR RE-SALE! If your buying for your own use they usually are not all that hard on it, If you sell them, it's a nightmere! Folks have been arrested and stocks of them taken! Pays to look what your doing on those! Look for th markings and let your concience be your guide?