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Wednesday, 13 December 2017 16:37

Sponsored: Is the date on the milk a 'sell by' or 'best by' date?

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Laura Lynn milk tastes so good! Is the date on the milk a “sell by” or “best buy” date?

Thanks for the compliment! Laura Lynn milk comes primarily from local dairy farms within 150 miles of Asheville. 

Milk moves (or “mooves”) from the cow’s visit to the milking parlor on the farm to the our processing plant (MILKCO in West Asheville) then onto the shelves at Ingles. This whole process usually takes just 48 hours so it is very fresh. MILKCO in West Asheville, has extremely high standards for milk quality and rewards farmers for cow health, this results in great tasting milk.

The Laura Lynn milk you see at Ingles is also bottled in opaque plastic containers to protect it from the light’s effect on milk that results in vitamin loss. The date you see on a milk carton is a “sell by” date which is for our purposes as a retailer. Once you buy milk, and as long as it is kept at the proper temperature (40 degrees F) and unopened; it can keep up to 7 days past that date. Once you open a container of milk it will only keep 3-5 days after the “sell by” date.

For more information on “sell by”, “best by” dates see www.stilltasty.com

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