Del Monte also makes similar meals that are a bit heavier on Veggies. About the same size / nutritional value.
To SJohnson's point, I do not know if these are irradiated or steam sterilized. I know that both methods are used with this type of retort packaging, and it would not surprise me since the retort in these and the Del Monte meals are laminate plastic with no metal.
For me, the attraction is that it is "regular food" that can be consumed in my family's normal life. That translates into no wasted money. We buy rice 60 Lbs. at a time and divide into 5 gallon buckets with Gamma-lids. Dry beans like Navy beans, black beans, split peas, etc. we buy at Smart & Final and those also go into the 5 gallon buckets. We just go and get what we need from the oldest can and we have a list that we update for replacements....
If you do not already have a Tilia Food Saver Vacuum bag sealer, that is a must buy. I seal up EVERYTHING!!!!
Long term storage ammo gets divided up, loaded onto strippers (if appropriate), loaded into cloth bandoleers, and vacuum packed. Then placed into .30 cal ammo cans. I have also vacuum sealed rifles and handguns for "long-term Schedule 40 storage". You do have to "wrap" the firearms in a thin cardboard sheath to avoid poking a hole or tearing the bag.
Back to the original topic.
You can put together a reasonable daily or meal ration for not too much money. I average $5.75 for a real meal (Lunch, Dinner), and $3.25 for breakfast, but you can go really cheap if you want to. That means the everything needed to input 600+ calories is in the vacuum sealed bag and that includes the water.
Just some "Food for Thought".