Pet Food Safety Policy
We are very concerned about safety to the pets and animals who benefit for our outreach efforts in Arizona.
> We monitor recalls from manufacturers to protect against select packages which may have come into contact with such biological hazards like aflatoxin, which can pose a health risk to pets.
>An expired sell-by date, for example, doesn’t necessarily mean that a food has gone bad or is unsafe. Surplus and other bargain stores often keep good food from being wasted and provide nutrition at a good price – when the food has been handled safely. Also it may mean that the nutrition many not be all the advertising claims getting less over time. We feel that food that is half as nutritious to someone facing food insufficiency or even starving, still helps.
But when food hasn’t been handled safely, as when canned foods are badly dented or damaged by rough handling, bacteria may grow that can cause illness.
[Food Date Myth] It may come as a shock, but printed food dates are not federally regulated and do not refer to food safety. Thus, it is usually safe to eat your "expired" food after its printed date has passed. This website helps you determine what’s in a "use by", "best before", "best by" or "sell by" date to help you break away from the food date myth. Utilize our shelf life resource and stop throwing out perfectly good food.
Eat By Food Website
We only use donated pet food but If you’re thinking about buying food from a surplus or salvage store, or other type of bargain store, follow the same safety tips, you would follow when buying food anywhere.
Pet Food Acceptance Policy