Iran indigenizes self-heating food packaging

TEHRAN, Oct. 20 (MNA) – Iranian researchers have managed to develop self-heating food packaging (SHFP) useful for military operations, or during natural disasters when conventional cooking is not available.

One of the major problems in crisis management studies is the provision of basic living conditions by rescue personnel groups after accidents and natural disasters have occured.

Resolving this issue requires improving current procedures and reducing the human and financial cost during rescue operations. In the past during crisis, central heating systems were used to solve the problem of providing heated food and observing health issues, but such facilities were practically impossible to use during the first days of delivering relief to areas hit by natural disasters, causing numerous food and personal hygiene problems for the disaster-stricken people.   

Behboud Bashiri Miandoab, the project manager of ‘self-heating food packaging’ told Mehr News that the use of the SHFP is very cost- and time-efficient and eliminates the risk of causing accidents to the rescue personnel during the relief operations.  

“The self-heating food packaging uses a heating kit called PAD and a standing pouch with a zip which allows user to easily and without using a camping stove, heat up their packaged food,” he said.

“Each heating package can heat up to three canned food with 150-200 cc water; given the fact that each canned food needs 15 minutes to be heated, in 45 minutes you can heat up six canned food up to 100 °C,” said Bashiri.

According to Bashiri, the Iranian version of the self-heating food package is different from its similar foreign versions, tailored to the needs of the country and based on indigenous technical knowledge.  

 

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