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Dog food kibbles storage - in hot weather

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giraffez   

The dog food I want is currently 30% off however I’ve probably got one month worth of kibbles left.  Given the hot weather lately (high 30s everyday) I’m thinking I shouldn’t stock up on more even though the saving is tempting as it’s not often it’s on sale.

 

The bags are in foiled bags so I’m curious whether the hot weather will make the food go bad, or less fresh.    Your thoughts?

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Do you have freezer space? Malcolm’s old prescription kibble only came in 8kg bags which = 160 days, so I froze it in weekly portions. It’d have been well and truly stale if I hadn’t.

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giraffez   

no freezer space.  Wouldn't it come out all wet?

 

If the bag is not opened, does it go bad in the foil packaging in such hot weather?

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You have to wait until it completely defrosts to open the packet, otherwise it would be wet. Hence freezing in portions. Oh and make sure it’s well sealed. 

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JRG   

What is the temperature like in the place you buy it from? Take that as a guide?

I get my dog food in bulk and store (unopened)  in a reasonably airy shed.  No problems to date except with one brand that went a bit oily - was still edible.

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giraffez   

Wouldn’t have a clue, it is most likely in a warehouse.  Not sure whether that is air conditioned.  But I think the volume they sell the stock goes out the door pretty quickly

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Biologists rule of thumb is 10 degrees warmer doubles rate of biochemical reactions (the Q10 rule). Decomposition and insect growth follow similar trends until heat starts getting deadly.  Unless you have a freezer, I'd forget it. 

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