Is It Strange That FEMA Wants to Buy 140 Million Packaged Meals with a Shelf Life Only 36 Months for a Specific Disaster Scenario?

January 23rd, 2011

I’m sure that there are plenty of reasons why this isn’t weird, but I’ll just make a note of it in case Coincidence strikes.

Via: Federal Business Opportunities:

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) procures and stores pre-packaged commercial meals to support readiness capability for immediate distribution to disaster survivors routinely. The purpose of this Request for Information is to identify sources of supply for meals in support of disaster relief efforts based on a catastrophic disaster event within the New Madrid Fault System for a survivor population of 7M to be utilized for the sustainment of life during a 10-day period of operations. FEMA is considering the following specifications (14M meals per day):

– Serving Size – 12 ounce (entree not to exceed 480 calorie count);
– Maximum calories – 1200 and/or 1165 per meal;
– Protein parameters – 29g-37g kit;
– Trans Fat – 0;
– Saturated Fat – 13 grams (9 calories per gram);
– Total Fat – 47 grams (less than 10% calories);
– Maximum sodium – 800-930 mg;

Requested Menus to include snacks (i.e. fruit mix, candy, chocolate/peanut butter squeezers, drink mix, condiments, and utensils). All meals/kits must have 36 months of remaining shelf life upon delivery. Packaging should be environmentally friendly.

5 Responses to “Is It Strange That FEMA Wants to Buy 140 Million Packaged Meals with a Shelf Life Only 36 Months for a Specific Disaster Scenario?”

  1. rotger Says:

    From what I understand, they don’t actualy want to buy this. They only wanna know from who they can buy this if something bad happens. So it’s not like they are expecting something bad in the next 36 month. (actualy they may be expecting something bad to happen really soon, but that request alone doesn’t give it away)

  2. AHuxley Says:

    New Madrid Fault System
    “Earthquakes that occur there potentially threaten parts of seven U.S. states: Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Mississippi.”
    From 2008 “Government warns of “catastrophic” U.S. quake”

  3. Miraculix Says:

    From a slightly different and perhaps more cynical perspective, it looks like a the new federal PO (purchase order) form for the Walmart/Kroger set to my jaded eyes.

    Realistically, who else will be able to handle that sort of volume of shelf stable goods AND the rather massive logistical aspect of date code confirmation, large-scale repackaging to cover-up the OOD items on the trucks — not to mention delivering it all — at this sort of scale?

    And after the FEMA trailer episode, who here truly believes that at 37 months they wouldn’t still serve up the lot of it to America’s newest emerging class: the refugees.

  4. LoneWolf Says:

    It is rumored Walmart will be the defacto food and emergency supplier for the DHS. The ceiling camera infrastructure in every store, recent Janet Napolitano Walmart PSA Video and the DESENSITIZING installation of mobile police OCX skywatch towers.

    Not to mention the extreme integration of the supply chain of products from China.

    Yep, envision the week after a federal level false flag event. I imagine the food vouchers or DHS debit cards have already been printed and ready for distribution. And the new fast track chip implant will allow every buba to snag bottled water (hight sodium flouridation of course), pizza and instructional Fatherland DVD for your viewing pleasure.

  5. neologiste Says:

    what’s weird is the ‘specific disaster’ part. why do they need to include that at all, if they are just shopping around for potential suppliers?

    supposedly–and i won’t get into the wackiness of who says so–the new madrid fault is about to crack open and split the US in half down the st. lawrence seaway. within the next 36 months, certainly. i guess we’ll see.

    it would be nice to think that FEMA wouldn’t need to have walmart (or whatever plastic “food”) distributed to the survivors, because they would be prepared and somewhat self-sufficient, but the fact is the populace will be screaming for the government to take care of them. so i guess it’s a good thing the powers are planning for it..??

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