Ready-to-eat meal boxes are sealed with the “MAP” (Modified Atmosphere Packaging) method. The vacuum seal removes all elements of oxygen from the food to inhibit the process of oxidation – allowing the food to stay in its freshest state for an extended period of time. This is particularly important for events that take place in sport clubs, schools, universities or company Functions where the meals may not be consumed immediately upon delivery. You can rest assure that the freshness is kept and maintained in this packaging. However, it is our recommendation that meals can be consumed as soon as they are delivered for optimal taste and temperature.