Storage and shelf-life

Harrison's Bird Foods is committed to protecting your bird from artificial preservatives which can be harmful to its health, and therefore none are included in its foods.

Here are some suggestions to keep your food fresh:

  • Keep food in its original bag where possible. The Harrison's bag has a foil barrier that blocks oxygen permeation and blocks light that damages the vitamin content.
  • Squeeze all air out of the bag and zip it shut at the top.
  • If the zip lock gets removed or damaged, fold the top over several times and close with a clip.
  • Do not repackage food into plastic bags or Tupperware as the food will remain much fresher for a longer period in the Harrison's bag. When using Tupperware you will be shutting air in with the food, whereas in the bag the air can be squeezed out before sealing. 
  • Use contents within 6-8 weeks of opening bag.*
  • If the smallest bag available is more than you will use in this time, then retain your previous Harrison’s bag when empty, then clean and dry it, and decant in to it some from your new bag. Half can then be left unopened while the other half is used. 
  • Purchase Harrison's foods only in their original packaging.
  • Refrigerating or freezing may help to maintain freshness, though if doing so try to ensure that the food remains dry. 
  • Smell the product for freshness prior to feeding.

* - We therefore recommend that you only buy a bag which provides the amount of food that your bird(s) will eat in this period. For one or two small birds (likely eating Fine or Superfine) this will probably be the 454g bags.  For one or two larger birds (likely eating the Coarse) this will probably be the 2.27kg bags. The 11.3kg bags are most suitable for owners with 6+ larger birds, or large collections of smaller birds.