Q: What is the shelf life for dog treats without preservatives? How long will they last?
A: Today, customers prefer natural dog treats made without artificial preservatives. There are natural preservatives available.
Some hints for longer lasting pet treats:
- Try to use a recipe without fat or moisture for longer lasting pet treats. Fat spoils. Moisture increases risk of molding.
- Consider consulting with a packaging company to find out which packaging options are the best to keep your baked goods fresh. There are cheap packages and there are functional packages. Try to find a package that will be air tight and block out light from hitting the item inside.
- Test the package yourself to see how it works. Does it hold up to changes in temperature? Does it protect the items from being ruined by moisture?
- Leave a packaged item out on your counter and see how long it actually stays “fresh”.
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