Proper pet food storage is critical to prevent bugs, mites and toxic plastic leakage. We recommend that you leave your pet food in its original package and place the entire bag in a container. If you are not washing your pet food container after every purchase of pet food, you can develop storage mites in your container and not know it. Storage mites can cause allergy type symptoms. Pet food bags contain production information that you may need if your pet gets sick from the pet food. If you do want to pour your pet food in a container, we recommend that the container be BPA free, food-safe, and you wash the container after each use. Storage containers are also great for bird seed, cat litter and treats. Come check out our various containers! They will be on sale for the month of June!