Food Safety Breed Information1article Food Safety9articles Fooding Guidelines15articles General Questions15articles Healthcare9articles Herbs and Spices4articles Herbs for Cats and Dogs49articles Legislative and Regulatory1article Home Frequently Asked Questions Raw Food DietsFood Safety Are there safe handling procedures for raw food?Handling Raw FoodHow should I store my Raw Food for cats and dogs?How should I store my Raw Meals after I have opened it?Once opened, how long is it “safe” to leave real food in the fridge before feeding to my pets?Serving Raw FoodStoring Raw FoodThawing Raw FoodWhat can you freeze? How do I store my Raw Pet Food Safely? First and foremost, keep the frozen diets in the freezer until you are ready to defrost and serve. Store the unused portion in the refrigerator. The general rule of thumb is that the meat will stay fine for 2 to 3 days, and sometimes longer. If it smells bad to you, don’t feed it;Another method of handling meal amounts is simply to lightly thaw the meat, divide it into meal size portions, put those portions into containers and refreeze the individual meal bags for later use as needed;While we are warned against re-freezing meat for ourselves, it is a necessity for many people feeding raw diets.