Shelf life / Best Before Date of The Honest Kitchen Pet Food

By March 29, 2016June 10th, 2020Guides

One of the buying factor which pet owners choose a particular pet food is the shelf life aka expiry date. Most pet owners would prefer to purchase pet food with a longer shelf life or with a later expiry date, so that they can store the food for a longer period of time. However, longer shelf life also equates to more preservatives being added.

In The Honest Kitchen, we preserve the food by gently dehydrating the ingredients in order to create a healthier type of pet food with more nutritional values. Our foods have a shelf life of 12 to 24 months from the date of manufacturing, depending on the product.

The date of manufacture is printed on the top of every 10lbs box in a specially designed ‘tear out and keep’ card, while the Best Before date is printed on the bottom on the 2lbs bottle.

Top of the 10 lbs box

2lbs bottle

Note: The manufacture date printed on our 10lbs boxes are in USA format (MM/DD/YY).

Over in Singapore, it takes about 2-3 months for the freshest batch of dehydrated food to reach us, which explains the short expiry date by the time it is being bought. But! Not to worry as our dehydrated foods are naturally shelf stable and upon storing them in a cool, dry place, the nutritional values will still remain.