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Storage Guidelines

Kate Farms Medical Formulas

For optimal quality, Kate Farms medical formulas (Standard 1.0, Standard 1.4, Peptide 1.0, Peptide 1.5, Pediatric Standard 1.2, Pediatric Peptide 1.0, Pediatric Peptide 1.5) are intended to be used at room temperature (59ºF – 86ºF) for tube feeds, and at temperatures consistent with refrigeration (33ºF – 40ºF) for drinking.

Unopened Kate Farms products are shelf-stable at room temperature (59ºF – 86ºF) until the date printed on the top of each carton. Do not store at temperatures above 104ºF for more than 2 weeks. If the packaging appears damaged or leaking in any way, please do not use and contact us for a replacement.

Opened Kate Farms medical formulas should be refrigerated after opening and used within 24 hours.

Kate Farms Nutrition Shake

For optimal quality, Kate Farms Nutrition Shakes are intended to be used at temperatures consistent with room temperature (59ºF – 86ºF) or refrigeration (33ºF – 40ºF) for drinking.

Unopened Kate Farms Nutrition Shakes are shelf-stable at room temperature (59ºF – 86ºF) until the date printed on the top of each carton. Do not store at temperatures above 104ºF for more than 2 weeks. If the packaging appears damaged in any way, please do not use and contact us for a replacement.

Opened Kate Farms Nutrition Shakes should be refrigerated after opening and used within 4 days for home use and within 24 hours in healthcare settings.

Unintentional exposure to extreme heat greater than 104ºF

Heat exposure or mishandling may compromise the nutritional adequacy and quality of all Kate Farms products. If the product has been exposed to temperatures less than 104ºF for 2 weeks or less, and the packaging is not damaged, it is still safe to consume. If the product has been exposed to temperatures greater than 104ºF for 2 weeks or the packaging appears damaged, do not use and please contact us. We’d be happy to provide a replacement.

Unintentional freezing due to extreme weather

We use shipping practices with the aim that Kate Farms products are not frozen during the shipping process. Sometimes, during transit, our products may be frozen due to exposure to extreme weather conditions. If you believe a Kate Farms product has been frozen during the shipping process due to extreme weather, please check to see if there is any damage to the packaging. If there is no damage to the packaging, frozen and then thawed Kate Farms formulas can still be consumed. Consuming frozen and then thawed Kate Farms formula does not pose any food safety risk. Please note that thawed formula may initially appear separated but when shaken should resemble the unfrozen product.

If the product arrives frozen and the packaging appears damaged, or if it still appears separated after thawing and shaking, please contact us, and we’d be happy to provide a replacement.

Bringing previously refrigerated formula to room temperature

Kate Farms products can be brought to room temperature if the formula is cold from refrigeration. To warm, keep cap on and place on counter-top for 30 minutes. Do not heat the formula in any way.