Independent Chef Brands representative Brandon Allen was in the Wheatsville Co-op demoing Bela Brand sardines: locally caught (in the Atlantic, not Austin), and canned within eight hours, they are never frozen. They have no detectable levels of mercury, pesticides, or effluents. They meet the FDA Good Manufacturing Practice standards. Of course, they are certified for the European Common Market, as well.
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(They are well worth the price, I say.)
I bought two cans for my Go Bag. The Texas State Guard deploys in six hours and supports itself for the first 72 hours. MREs – the military standard meals-ready-to-eat – are meant for 20-year olds carrying 80-lb packs while on combat patrols. That’s not me. I might help to unload a semi with palletized water or 200 cots. But I am not in GSAR (ground search-and-recovery), so I could not burn off a single meal of 2800 calories. My Go Bag includes one MRE for three days, some canned soup, and a couple of cans of tuna fish -- and now two cans of Bela Brands (kosher-U) Portuguese sardines.
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Brandon recommended mixing the sardines with Sir Kensington mayonnaise for a treat that far surpasses simple tuna salad dressing.