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I recenlty bought a bag of Wellness to add to my mix (bought it last week) and I've just discovered it's expired (only by a few weeks) but I'm going to take it back and get a newer one since a bag will last a very long time and I don't want to be feeding food that's really over-expired months from now. I was just wondering though since food expiry dates tend to be a year or less from when you buy the food, if it is safe to go a little over the expiry date and by how much? And do expiry dates matter if you freeze the food to store it? Of course I don't want to feed my hedgehog the food if it's bad for her, but at the same time I don't want to be throwing out a lot of food because I've hit the expiry date before the bag's used up.
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Reaper said:
Mostly the food loses nutritional value after the expiration date. Freezing will extend it though.
Alright that makes sense. Thanks :) I'm loading my food up into double-seal freezer bags and putting it in the freezer as we speak.
 

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Keep in mind though that some manufacturers advise against freezing as some foods loose nutritional value in freezing. Even when frozen, it is only good for about 6 months.

It is best to buy food with the longest expiration date possible and keep in a cool place dry place in a well sealed container.
 

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Nancy said:
Keep in mind though that some manufacturers advise against freezing as some foods loose nutritional value in freezing. Even when frozen, it is only good for about 6 months.

It is best to buy food with the longest expiration date possible and keep in a cool place dry place in a well sealed container.
Oh really? I have all my food in the freezer right now :?
How do I know if I'm not suppose to freeze a certain brand? Will it say on the bag? I'm currently feeding a mix of Chicken Soup Light, Wellness Healthy Weight, Blue Spa Select Weight Control, Natural Balance Green Pea & Duck, Royal Canin Indoor Light 40, and the kitten food she was on before I got her, Nutro Natural Choice Complete Care Kitten. Does anyone know if any of these should not be frozen?
 
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