All of our fish oils are gently extracted in a totally enclosed, continuous in-line process that dispenses directly into our PET plastic containers. Both our process and our plastic containers / pumps prevent the oil from coming in contact with air.
Unopened bottles can be stored away from sunlight at room temperature, or you can refrigerate if desired. Unopened, our oil is good for at least 18 months, as long as it is still in original container with its original pump.*
Opened bottles of Grizzly Salmon or Pollock oil can also be stored at room temperature away from direct sunlight, or in the refrigerator.
• Refrigerated: use the oil in about 6-8 months after opening.
• Not refrigerated: use the oil in about 3-4 months after opening.
Either way, be sure to use the oil by the “best before” date stamped next to the UPC code (a two digit month followed by a two digit year).
NOTE 1: just like a gallon of milk in the refrigerator, over time, you might begin to detect a slight off-smell around the rim of the container, but the milk inside the jug is still fine. The same is true with our oil bottles and pumps: you might begin to smell tiny amounts of oil that have collected outside the pump, cap screws, or neck of the bottle from use, but the oil inside the bottle is still fine.
NOTE 2: please be aware that products purchased on Amazon are NOT coming from Grizzly, and in some cases, may be of inferior quality, due to improper storage, counterfeit oil, or third party bottles and pumps. Learn more about safe ways to purchase Grizzly products here >
*During a tour of our facility in early 2019, we opened a bottle of salmon oil from our display case that had been bottled in 2006—and it still smelled great, without any hint of rancidity. This is possible due to our high quality PET plastic bottles and pumps that ensure as minimal air intrusion as possible. Only plastic pumps on plastic bottle necks can ensure the tightest air and oil seal. Plastic pumps on glass, and plastic pumps on aluminum are both inferior, resulting in a higher leak rate, and more rapid oxidation of the oil.