Milk should be stored and handled in the following ways:

  • Check the ‘best before’ date to ensure that you are buying the freshest milk available.

  • When shopping, pick up milk last so it will stay cold as long as possible.

  • Refrigerate at 4°C as soon as possible after purchase and use within three weeks of opening.

  • Store milk on refrigerator shelves rather than doors; the doors are not cold enough.

  • Leave milk in its original container to safeguard its flavour and nutrient value. Do not return unused milk from a serving pitcher to the original container. This can introduce contaminants from the serving pitcher into the milk.

  • Keep milk containers closed and stored away from strong-smelling foods; milk is sensitive to odours.