FAQ

What is the best method for heating Blount’s Family Kitchen Meals?

HEATING INSTRUCTIONS:

Stove top: Remove the outer cardboard sleeve and film seal. Pour product into a saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally, to avoid burning the bottom of the saucepan. Do not let the product come to a boil. Heat thoroughly (165°F). Carefully ladle product into a bowl, serve and enjoy. Avoid spilling or splattering the product to prevent burns. CAUTION: Product will be extremely hot!

Microwave: Remove both the outer cardboard sleeve and film seal.  Place container on microwave-safe plate for handling. Cover the container loosely with a paper towel or napkin. Heat on high 2-3 minutes (times may vary) until hot (165°F). Stir halfway through the heating time. Let stand 1 minute in microwave. Carefully remove the product by handling the plate as the container and contents will be very hot. Avoid spilling or splattering the product to prevent burns.

CAUTION: Product and container will be extremely hot!

Are your Blount’s Family Kitchen meals ready-to-serve?

Yes, all of Blount’s Family Kitchen meals are pre-cooked. Simply heat the product according to the recommended heating instructions and it is ready to eat.

Can I freeze your Blount’s Family Kitchen meal after it has been heated?

No, we do not recommend you refreeze the product after it has been heated. The best way to store it after it has been heated is to let it cool to 39°F or less, then cover and store it in your refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Where can I find the expiration date on your Blount’s Family Kitchen packaging?

The “use or freeze by” date, along with our lot coding, can be found on the bowl rim just under the edge of the film seal. The “use or freeze by” date and lot coding is also located on the outer cardboard sleeve that is wrapped around the plastic bowl.

I left a Blount’s Family Kitchen meal out unrefrigerated in the unopened, original packaging. Is it still safe to eat?

Unrefrigerated product is not safe to consume due to food safety concerns. We always advise that our product is refrigerated at all times.

What is Nisin Preparation in your ingredient list? Is it considered a dairy product?

Nisin Preparation is a natural antimicrobial and is used throughout the food industry as a natural method of extending shelf life and is used in very small amounts. There is no food allergy risk associated with Nisin Preparation and there is no dairy in this ingredient. It does not contain antibiotics nor enzymes of any kind.

Are the plastic resins used in your packaging Bisphenol A (BPA) Free?

All of our plastic bowls and cups use BPA Free resins. Our containers use polypropylene resin carrying the Resin Identification Code "5" for recycling purposes. Should you have a concern about the plastic container, we recommend the product be poured into a bowl to heat in the microwave rather than heating the product in the plastic container.

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