How should I store my food?
Most manufacturers recommend storing kibble and canned foods in a cool, dry place — the kitchen pantry or an inside closet work great. Although it may be more convenient to open your bag of kibble and put it in a bin for storage, discarding the original bag isn’t a great idea. We recommend keeping the food in its original bag. The original bags also keep the fats in the food from soaking through and thereby turning rancid. Plus, if there’s a problem with the food later, you’ll want the information that’s on the bag, especially the lot number.
Once the bag is opened, roll the top to close it, and use a clip or clamp to keep it tight. Keeping the food in the original bag is important, but that doesn’t mean you can’t place the entire bag in a storage container. For small bags of food, a kitchen canister works great. For larger bags, a plastic or metal bin or can is fine. But, no matter what you use, make sure the lid is replaced tightly after each meal to keep insects and rodents out.