PACKAGING & STORAGE
Why are your bags vacuum sealed?
To keep our food as fresh as possible, Red Dog uses special vacuum bags that are impermeable to oxygen transfer from the outside to the inside and vice versa. Once the bags are sealed, oxygen transfer is impossible, which extends the shelf live of our product.
Sometimes there is residual oxygen left in the bag when it is sealed, which depends on the amount of air pushed out by our vacuum sealer machine during production. Depending on how the meat enters the package, meat density and ambient temperature, some bags will contain more air and some less.
The batch date (BATCH#) is printed on the front label of Red Dog products. We mark Red Dog labels DDMMYYYY. From the time the food is made and packaged at our facility, there is about 18 months until expiry.
Storing your food
Completely frozen, unopened meal packages can be stored in your home freezer for up to 18 months. Sealed and refrigerated, they can be stored for up to 1 week. Opened, they should be used within two days.
Do not leave raw food out in your dog’s bowl for more than 15 minutes. Dogs do not graze – any food that has not been consumed within that time should be refrigerated for the next mealtime.