I have a question/would like some opinions on how to, or if it is possible to combine aged material into newer product as a lot? I have an ask from production who has some older lots of material (about 6 months into shelf life out of 18 months) that they would like to blend with a newer lot to create a new lot without wasting the material. How would you put this into a procedure?
We produce a dry ingredient for pet food or animal feed.
For example if an order is for 45,000lbs we would allow for 5% of older material to be mixed in. Could this number be increased? Should it vary depending on how old the material is? For 0-3 months you can put up to 50% 3-6 10% and 6-12 5%. With anything older than 12 months must be reprocessed?
Thank you in advance for your opinions/advice!