Sunday, January 23, 2011

FEMA Buying 140 Million Meals For A Specific Earthquake

That hasn't happened yet.

"Solicitation Number:
Notice Type:
Sources Sought
Added: Jan 20, 2011 11:54 am 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."

h*t to Cryptogon

On this day in 1812 one of the mega quakes on the New Madrid Fault happened, with and epicenter in the Missouri bootheel. No one really knows how powerful those quakes were, but they were somewhere near 8 on the Richter scale.
Funny thing about the above order - FEMA doesn't see the need for the meals to last over three years.

4000 recorded there since


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