Published on the Packaging World Web site
| October 31, 1998
In the aftermath of Hurricane Georges on the Gulf Coast, an unusual line of shelf-stable entrees helped feed inhabitants at shelters when the storm cut local power.
So says Richard Hodge of Baldwin County AL in the Mobile area. What separates HeaterMeals (see Packaging World March '96 p. 76) from other entrees is that a chemical heater originally designed for military use is packed into every carton. It allows the user to reheat the barrier-packed foods right in the folding carton. The folding carton also includes tableware napkin and seasoning packets. Baldwin County officials first learned about the foods marketed by Cincinnati-based HeaterMeals Inc. when they attended a National Hurricane Congress last spring.
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