Defrosting and Re-Freezing Safety + Practical Tips for Raw Feeders

The below information was taken directly from the USDA’s The Big Thaw — Safe Defrosting Methods for Consumers document, and edited/modified by SFRAW to be relevant and useful for raw feeders. Uh, oh! You’re home and forgot to thaw something for dinner. You grab a package of meat or chicken and use hot water to thaw it fast. But is this safe? What if you remembered to take food out of the freezer, but forgot and left the package on the counter all day while you were at work? Neither of these situations is considered safe, and these methods of thawing may lead to foodborne illness. Raw or cooked meat, poultry or egg products, as any perishable foods, must be kept at a safe temperature during “the big thaw.” They are safe indefinitely while frozen. However, as soon as they begin to thaw and become warmer than 40 °F, bacteria that may have been present before freezing can begin to

read more Defrosting and Re-Freezing Safety + Practical Tips for Raw Feeders

Register Now: Naturally Safe Seminar: Raw Feeding Safely | Natural First Aid Sunday, NOV 20th (new date) at 9 AM – 12 PM

Naturally Safe Seminar: Raw Feeding Safely | Natural First Aid  Sunday, November 20th (new date) at 9 AM – 12 PM Space is limited (12 participants). Cost for the seminar includes one SFRAW Basic Natural first Aid kits for each participants (FREE); a limited supply of additional kits will be available to purchase for a fee. Location: San Francisco Raw Feeders (SFRAW) 250 Napoleon St, Unit G, San Francisco, California 94124 SFRAW’s founder, Kasie Maxwell, will present part one of this workshop. She will review the following topics about common safety concerns and issues with feeding a fresh foods diet: 1) basic safe food handling techniques for meat/poultry and other common fresh feeding ingredients; sourcing for safety and wholesomeness 2) what’s toxic to dogs & cats – list of foods and ingredients to avoid 3) how to select and prepare the best foods and cuts (bones/meat) for different dogs/cats that will minimize or eliminate risks associated with feeding prey mod el raw or

read more Register Now: Naturally Safe Seminar: Raw Feeding Safely | Natural First Aid Sunday, NOV 20th (new date) at 9 AM – 12 PM

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Register Now! SFRAW’s 2nd Raw Feeding Workshop for Puppies 🐶 🐾 | Sunday 8/14 9:00am – 11:30am

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: SUNDAY MORNING WORKSHOP “Big or small, we feed them all!” RAW FEEDING WORKSHOP FOR PUPPIES A Hands-on Workshop on Preparing Raw Meals & Nutrition for Your Puppy’s First Year DATE: SUNDAY August 14th, 2016 TIME: 9:00AM-11:30AM REGISTER & PURCHASE TICKETS HERE DESCRIPTION: Your puppy’s first year is a critical period of development that will significantly influence and determine the outcome of their mental, behavioral and physical health for the rest of their lives. During this crucial first year, the nutrition, handling, and rearing choices that you make will have a lasting outcome. The first part of this workshop will provide a brief overview of basic Natural Rearing principles and suggestions for setting your puppy up for success from a holistic perspective. The second part of our workshop provides a hands-on experience where we show you how to put together a sample menu/diet and provide ideal nutrition for your puppy from weaning through the first 12-months of age. While making food, we

read more SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Register Now! SFRAW’s 2nd Raw Feeding Workshop for Puppies 🐶 🐾 | Sunday 8/14 9:00am – 11:30am

Q & A: What Supplements Do You Recommend Adding To A Raw Diet??

Wanted to share with our blog subscribers a fun conversation I had this week with one of our Facebook fans, Sergi Rodriguez‎. I thought this may be interesting to to others that may have the same question: Q: “What supplements do you recommend adding to a raw diet. I know this may vary with age and specific issues related to different dogs but as a general rule what might you consider necessary? Thank you!”   – Sergi Rodriguez posted on the San Francisco Raw Feeders (SFRAW) Facebook page A: Hi Sergi — Thank you for your excellent question! We are big advocates of providing all the nutrients your dog/cat needs through fresh, whole foods as much as possible. When you feed a variety of foods: predominantly lots of fresh heart/muscle meat, different cuts of different animals/bone-in with consumable bone; rotating between 3-4 different proteins, a variety of offal (5% liver + others, including green tripe – which should be fed up to no more

read more Q & A: What Supplements Do You Recommend Adding To A Raw Diet??

More Affordable Menu Plan at SFRAW

SFRAW’s Mission To give thoughtful consideration to and conduct business in a manner that honors the health and well-being of all species (human, wild, farm and domestic animals); To be a discriminating purveyor of high-quality, ethically produced, truly wholesome & pure, genuinely natural foods & lifestyle products; To develop and produce the best wholesome raw pet foods and truly natural pet products with a focus on using pastured, organic, local, sustainable, wild-crafted ingredients; To provide these products and services at a fair cost to both the consumer and supplier; To support outstanding ranches, farms, small businesses and individuals that work hard to produce products with integrity and honor; To unite a diverse community that share a common interest in wholesome foods & Natural Rearing; To cultivate a compassionate and informed community that educate, inspire, and support one another; To mentor through education about feeding whole fresh food diets to pets and Natural Rearing principles. SFRAW was originally founded in 2003 with

read more More Affordable Menu Plan at SFRAW