How is it that Sealed Meals can hang out in the fridge for longer than normal? Our meals are packaged and steam pasteurized in a patented process. Sealed Meals is the only company in the United States using the technology. Cooked meats, raw vegetables, starches and sauce are packed in the containers, hermetically sealed and then steam pasteurized. They are then chilled to stabilize the pasteurization process. The meals have undergone extensive shelf-life laboratory testing as well as being tasted and analyzed for quality at multiple time checkpoints. The meals proved great and safe at 120 days from pasteurization. Simply order, receive, store in your fridge. Microwave with the overly on for 2 ½- 3 minutes (pending the strength of the microwave) and Enjoy!