What is shelf safe milk?
What is UHT milk?
What is aseptic milk?
What? No refrigeration needed?
How long can it stay on the shelf without refrigeration?
The milk is the same. Just the package is different.
Is shelf safe milk real milk?
Yes, each shelf safe milk package carries real milk – the same as refrigerated milk and with the same nutrients. Available in white, flavored and nutritionally enhanced milk varieties. It has just been through a different process and uses a different package. It requires no refrigeration until the package is opened thanks to ultra pasteurization and this special package. Learn more about the UHT milk pasteurization process.
Is shelf safe milk just as nutritious as refrigerated milk?
Why buy shelf safe milk?
Why is most organic milk UHT milk?
About 80% of the organic milk sold in the U.S. is UHT milk, so chances are, you have already enjoyed it! Because organic farms are not in every region of the country, organic milk needs to travel farther for many markets, so dairies use the ultra pasteurization for their extended-life chilled milk.
Does the milk taste different?
The milk is heated to a high temperature and then cooled down very quickly (UHT milk pasteurization). While this heat treatment process happens in a matter of seconds, some people may notice a slight difference in taste. Some people actually prefer the taste, finding it creamier. You can be confident that the milk is the same, and no preservatives are used. Learn more about the UHT milk pasteurization process.
What is so special about this type of package?
Aseptic packaging is just like the juice, broth, soup and soy milk cartons you can find on the shelf of your grocery store. The package was developed to keep out light air, and harmful contaminants that can spoil the milk quickly. You may have heard industry terms like UHT milk packaging (ultra-high temperature), shelf stable milk packaging or aseptic milk packaging to describe Tetra Pak cartons. Learn more about Tetra Pak aseptic packaging.
How can a package do that?
How is this better for the environment?
Shelf safe milk doesn’t require refrigeration for distribution or storage, which saves energy. Stores need fewer deliveries which means fewer trucks on the road, reducing our carbon footprint or the amount of CO2 emissions into the atmosphere. In addition, the aseptic packaging is made from 70% paper from selectively harvested, re-grown trees and are recyclable. And, by moving to smaller packages, consumers are reducing waste, since people tend to open a container of milk, but don’t finish it before it spoils. Single serving containers and the 32 oz. Tetra Pak cartons make a lot of sense. Learn more about the environmental long life milk benefits.
Are Tetra Pak cartons recyclable?
Yes, Tetra Pak aseptic packaging is recyclable. In fact, 1 in 3 American households have access to carton recycling across 40 states. Tetra Pak, along with the Carton Council, is committed to advancing carton recycling. It’s up to the dairy or food producer to add the recycling logo, so you may or may not see that on your cartons. Check here to see if cartons are recycled in your community.
In 2011, more than 36 billion Tetra Pak cartons were recycled worldwide. The increase in the amount of cartons being recycled was more than 5 billion cartons last year alone.
> Check here for recycling locations in your area.
> Learn more about the environmental long life milk benefits.
How long will an open carton of shelf safe milk stay fresh?
Can you consume shelf safe milk if it has been refrigerated and then brought back to room temperature?
Yes, as long as the package has not been opened the milk should not be affected.
Does shelf safe milk contain preservatives?
Is Tetra Pak packaging BPA-free?
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