Thursday, September 10, 2009

shelf life

"No need to refrigerate the milk, Ma'am!"
Excuse me?

Yes! The milk and cream here are UHT, processed with ultra-high heat
for short periods of time, sterilizing them by killing the spores.
The products below are some I bought yesterday,
and their expiration date is February 2010.

UHT products are widely used to avoid the high costs of refrigeration.
Here are shelves of it in a local grocery store.

This milk has a shelf-life of 6-9 months (before being opened)
which is especially handy since refrigerators
are often very small!


clgrant said...

Cool...I mean warm!

David said...

We are learning that they do the exact same thing with milk in France.