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Milk

Store Well, Waste Less

Milk

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Follow these steps to help your milk stay fresh longer:

  • Refrigerate milk as soon as you get home with it, and right after using it.
  • Store powdered milk and canned evaporated milk in a cool, dry place.
  • Refrigerate evaporated milk after opening and use within 3 to 4 days.

You can freeze milk.

  • Milk will expand when frozen, so be sure to leave room in the container so it doesn’t burst or overflow.
  • Thaw frozen milk by putting it in the refrigerator for 24 hours. Shake well. Flavor and texture change slightly when milk is frozen.
Last updated: 07/12/17

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