I was going through some of our stores items now that the move is complete. I found about 30-40 MRE meals that I have had for over 10 years. The one thing I found is that if you look up the date, it looks like they are NEW. Use the calculator on MREINFO.com or just think about it. The 4 digit code on every item has the first # as the year, the last three as the day of the year it was produced. So a date code of 1, could mean 2011 or…….2001. Hmmmm.