This pouch was used as a restraint for the food during the course of rehydration, and during eating.
The plastic food pouch was closed inside this exterior pouch, which was designed to provide the astronaut with some protection from the heat of the food, and accidental breakage. It was equipped with small velcro tabs which enabled the food to be fastened to the spacecraft to prevent it from floating away.
Transferred to the National Air and Space Museum in 1971.
Transferred from NASA, Johnson Space Center