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Is Shipping Frozen Safe - Part 1

In this two part article I demonstrate just how safe it is to order frozen food from Balanced Blends, even on super-hot days. During a heatwave where temperatures at my front door exceeded 110F for most of the day, I arranged for the delivery of some Balanced Blends frozen pet food.  This article includes a series of video and images over the next 19 hours showing that no matter how hot it was, the inside temperature of the box remained below -60F. Watch and see for yourself!   Video 1 - 30 minutes after delivery Approximately 30 minutes after UPS dropped...

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In this episode I show how I prepare Species Balanced™ pet food for my cats, Ang and Cam, by adding a little water to help keep them hydrated and healthy. Adding water to pets food year round is a great way to keep them hydrated, and in summer it's good to mix in a little extra water to account for the heat. But it's not just summer as even air-conditioning is enough to create a dry air environment. Other reasons include high altitudes where the air is much dryer like where Balanced Blends founders, John and Christina, live up in Colorado. Or maybe you've...

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Congratulations! You’ve placed your order and it’s on its way. So, what can you expect upon its arrival? NOTE: Shipping timesBefore we get into the unboxing, make sure you understand the shipping lead times. Because this is a food product, and we ship it with enough dry ice for that shipping day, we do not ship over weekends or 'shipping holidays'. The last thing we want is to have your order sit on a truck thawing over the weekend. Consequently, to ensure the highest product quality and furfam healthiness, orders placed near the weekend may not ship until Monday. Full...

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Customers typically have their Balanced Blends pet food shipped directly to their homes but, this doesn’t work for everyone. Maybe there’s nowhere safe to leave a package out of the way, or maybe you’ve got ‘porch pirates’ (yes, that’s a thing) operating in your area stealing packages while you’re out.    Porch Pirates Unfortunately, with the convenience of on-line shopping has come a new breed of criminal known as the ‘porch pirate’ – a lowly individual who scours neighborhoods looking to steel deliveries. They often operate during festive times like Christmas, preying on the fact that we – good, honest...

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Food Hygiene News - June 14, 2019 Edition       Pathogens in raw cookie dough -Put down the spoon, and back away from the raw cookie dough! As appealing as it is, it’s in your best interest not to eat raw dough, as it’s very difficult for the industry to control contamination from such pathogens as salmonella and e. coli. The best option is to make sure you thoroughly cook any products that have wheat flour in them. https://www.foodsafetynews.com/2019/06/researchers-confirm-pathogens-in-raw-wheat-urge-cautious-use-of-raw-flour/   FDA Outbreak Investigation: https://www.fda.gov/food/outbreaks-foodborne-illness/outbreak-investigation-e-coli-o26-linked-adm-milling-co-flour-may-2019?utm_campaign=Outbreak%20E.%20Coli%20ADM%20Milling%20Co%20Flour%2006132019&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua   Blackberry recall -Frozen berries are a common smoothie ingredient. However, due to the way...

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