Why Harrison’s products may not look exactly the same from bag to bag.
Harrison’s foods are not processed in a manner that destroys naturally occurring seasonal crop characteristics. This limited processing may result in very normal variances in finished nugget sizes and the color, density and taste of the food may vary from batch to batch.
While this happens to an extent in all of our formulas – it is typically most noticeable in the Super Fine and Fine formulas, which are the smallest and ultimately most difficult to produce of the formulas.
The good news is that noticeable seasonal variances seen in a product are a good thing!
When reduced to a boring, easily manipulated white bread form (bleached, fine-milled and often chemically preserved), grain-based foods have mostly been stripped of their natural characteristics and are devalued nutritionally. Harrison’s formulas are made from whole, intact, certified organic ingredients. This means your bird is getting the very best part of ingredients (the germ, bran and endosperm).
Why does the nugget size sometimes vary?
The very normal variances of the whole ingredients themselves can have a significant impact on how easily the finished products are made. The method in which the foods are “formed” never changes. We do our best to make sure the finished kibbles stay within certain size and shape parameters, but without the use of chemicals, simple byproducts and/or micro-processed ingredients, certain slight variation in finished product are to be expected.
Did you know?
Hot peppers grown is a wet seasons can result in milder flavor while dry seasons may result in hotter flavor.
Just like organic apples on the shelf of an organic produce bin, one apple may be more crunchy and the next may be more juicy, and both may be of a differing color. In this way Mother Nature truly dictates the details of the finished Harrison’s product as well.
My bird can tell the difference.
Some birds are picky eaters and can occasionally be wasteful or reluctant when encountering these natural variances. In these instances we recommend moistening or crushing the kibble and re-offering.
Questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact us directly at 800-346-0269 or via our online contact form: http://www.harrisonsbirdfoods.com/contact-us/