Harrison’s ingredients are NOT GMO nor are they 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 formulas, which is the smallest and most difficult to produce of the formulas.
Noticeable seasonal variances seen in a product are a good thing! When reduced to an 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 method in which a kibble like Super Fine is made is essentially a tiny bit of mixed grain “dough” is pushed through a pre-determined sizing hole. This hole size never changes, but natural variances affect how well the dough flows – which in turn affects the final nugget size.
Gardeners who grow hot peppers will attest to the fact that wet seasons result in milder peppers while dry seasons result in hot peppers. 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.
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/