We recommend storing dry food in its original bag inside an outer, sealed container in a cool, dry environment. We do not recommend pouring our food out of its original bag. Our bags are designed to keep our food fresh and to keep contaminants out of the food.
Plastic containers in particular may pose a threat of contamination. Over time, the fats in dry pet food will get into the pores of many types of plastic containers which then introduce foreign compounds into the food stored in that container. A good example of this would be when you store tomato sauce in a reusable plastic container. The sauce often dyes the sides of the container red and cannot be washed out.
Canned food should be sealed and stored in the refrigerator after opening. Our canned food should be not be stored for longer than five days after opening.