What to do with a month's worth of open packets of dog food

(12 Posts)
FelicisWolf Wed 14-Aug-19 19:32:59

We got a delivery of dog food (meat), we bulk buy a month's worth as it's cheaper and easier. After opening, we realised that almost all the packets were open - as in the plastic lid had become un-stuck on one side/one corner, etc. I've complained to the company, so am expecting them to replace them (hopefully!), but what do we do with all of this that we already have? It seems such a waste to just throw it all away. Could we put it in a chest freezer and take some out a day in advance? Would that kill any bacteria that may be there? I have no idea how long they've been open for. There are 72 packets in total sad

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FelicisWolf Wed 14-Aug-19 19:33:53

Forgot to post a picture! These aren't all of them

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missbattenburg Wed 14-Aug-19 19:37:17

The freezer doesn't kill bacteria.

I would guess you could recook it - heating it to about 75c should kill off anything but it's a lot of faff.

missbattenburg Wed 14-Aug-19 19:38:56

I have no idea how long they've been open for.

Just saw this - I would throw them away, tbh. I once had 20+kg of raw meat delivered that had defrosted and dripped blood all in the house as it was carried in!

moreismore Wed 14-Aug-19 19:40:23

Chuck it. Won’t be as wasteful as potential vet fees! Sorry.

adaline Fri 16-Aug-19 07:21:04

Ooh is this Naturo?

Someone posted about this on Facebook - their dog had eaten some (they hadn't realised) and got really ill. Naturo are aware of the problem by the way.

Please don't feed it to your dog sad

PutyourtoponTrevor Fri 16-Aug-19 09:42:06

Wainwrights? This happened to mum and I from Pets at Home, we took it back and they swapped it


PutyourtoponTrevor Fri 16-Aug-19 09:42:45

And don't freeze it, it becomes waterlogged and mushy, we tried

Crimebustersofthesea Fri 16-Aug-19 11:05:18

Is it forthglade? This happened to us and we had to bin it all in the end. Forthglade were great and replaced it all and sent some treats too.

AdalbertWaffling Sat 17-Aug-19 00:16:33

Sorry for late reply, but yes it's Forthglade. Unfortunately I got it from Zoopla, not directly from them, so no freebies!

AdalbertWaffling Sat 17-Aug-19 00:17:43

*Zooplus (I'm not purchasing a house for my dog food) grin

AdalbertWaffling Sat 17-Aug-19 00:18:23

Also name change sorry 🤦‍♀️

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