DO NOT POUR KIBBLE DIRECTLY INTO PET FOOD CONTAINERS.
This is a very common, but dangerous pet food storage practical. Residual fats and oils that settle at the bottom and sides of the pet food storage bin can become rancid and contaminate fresh new food. Harmful chemicals from plastic pet food containers can seep into the pet food. This increases the risk of storage mites, mold growth, and bacterial contamination, leading to food poisoning, vomiting, and/or diarrhea.
NEVER STORE PET FOOD IN WARM, HUMID AREAS, OR IN DIRECT SUNLIGHT.
Heat and moisture promote the growth of mold and cause fats to go rancid. If the bag of pet food does come into contact with water - for instance, a wet kitchen floor or leaking basement, discard it immediately!
DO NOT FEED PET FOOD THAT LOOKS OR SMELLS BAD.
Return it to the store you purchase it from, and/or contact the pet food manufacturer providing details of the bar and batch code, and expiration date.
DO NOT LEAVE PET FOOD IN THE OPEN CAN, RE-USE EMPTY CANS TO STORE PET FOOD, OR FEED FROM DAMAGED, DENIED, AND BULGING CANS.
When canned food has been exposed to oxygen, it causes a chemical reaction and the tin or aluminum from the can may transfer into the can's contents. Damaged or dented food cans may have leaking seals which allow microorganisms to enter the product, making it unsafe to eat. A bulging can is a sign of contaminated food.
NEVER EVER PURCHASE KIBBLE OR PET TREATS FROM OPEN FOOD BINS AT BULK FOOD STORES!
Not only do you not know what you're really buying, but there's the increased risk of mold and bacterial growth, diminished nutrients, bugs, and other unwanted contaminants.