Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I know if the milk I buy is fresh?

Dairy products are identified with a "sell by" date. For example, a milk carton with a code JAN 30TH may be sold until January 3Oth. The printed "sell by" code is only a guarantee of freshness for a product that has been refrigerated properly and has not been opened. If a product is purchased and then opened, it may not remain fresh until the "sell by" date. Exposure to air and heat will diminish the milk's shelf life.

2. How should I store milk for freshness?

To keep milk fresh, it should be stored in the refrigerator at 38 F. It should be dispensed from the refrigerator and not left out on the table during a meal or after serving . All milk products need to be refrigerated to maintain freshness.

3. Should I worry about about "Mad Cow Disease" in Dairy products?

Concern about the human health risk of BSE (bovine spongiform encephalopathy) is understandable. However, there has never been a connection between BSE and dairy products. The scientific data indicates that milk from BSE cows does not transmit BSE.

National and international public health organizations have consistently stated that milk and milk products are safe regardless of whether the country producing them has had cases of BSE.

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4. rBST Explained

rBST (Bovine Samatropin) also known as BGH.