WOW just WOW. This is a forum for sailors. Suggesting retort pouch technology is feasible on board is ludicrous.
The original poster asked for professionally qualified responses and was give exactly that yet the thread continues.
When are the moderators going to step in and stop this dangerous nonsense.
Retort pouch technology requires understanding food
science, microbiology and packaging. We knew all the major innovators in retort pouch. The Army Natick Labs, SwissVac, Ocean Spray Cranberries, Cornell University and the Food
Science Department at MIT.
Aseptic packaging and retort pouch technology took years to develop and millions of dollars in funds were spent. The research
effort was immense because the risk of illness and death was ever present.
Any suggestion this is is something you can read a few books
on or learn at home is comical. You not only need the substantial and broad education but the time and funds necessary to learn these unique technologies ... both the practical and scientific basis. Failures can kill you. This is why facilities which package foods in retort pouch or aseptic drink box or any aseptic packaging...these corporations have packaging engineers, microbiologist and food scientists on staff who continually monitor
everything. More importantly...they are FDA inspected.
We find this thread outright dangerous in its oversimplification.
Do not fool with retort pouches, vacuum packaging or anything similar to it.
It can make you extremely sick or kill you.
Mark and crew.