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WARNING! Do You Even Know What Kind of Milk You`re Drinking and What The Numbers on The Packaging Mean?!?

admin July 22, 2015 01:07:58+00:00 Have you ever noticed the numbers on the bottoms of milk packages? If you did, do you know their meaning? This is not a silly question, since those numbers are not just randomly added, but their hidden meaning can be more than simply interesting. Their meaning is vague or unknown to the majority of milk consumers.

Every milk carton package on its bottom has numbers from 1 to 5,or from 1 to 6, in some countries. These numbers have dual meaning: and the first is a good reason to panic. Namely, these numbers in fact show the number of times the milk has been recycled or reprocessed.

The milk is regulated by law to be reprocessed again at 190 °C and send back to the stores. This process can be done up to 5 times so all manufactures are required to print the exact number of times they have repeated this process. And once again, this is regulated by law. The truth is that milk re-processing or recycling whatever you call it, is real and allowed in some countries.

If these printed numbers (123456) lack one number, that`s exactly how many times the milk was recycled. For example, if the package has printed 12456 on it, the number 3 is missing, which leads to the fact that that milk`s date of usage has expired 3 times or the milk has been re-pasteurized 3 times.

Moreover, some milk cartons do not have all the numbers, but one, which again signifies the same thing. That is another trick manufactures use, so if you buy the whole box you`ll notice that the number missing from some package is applied on the other one.

SECTION 35831 to 35834

35831. Pasteurized market milk shall be cooled to a temperature of 50 degrees Fahrenheit or below immediately after pasteurization and shall be so maintained until it is delivered to the consumer.

35832. (a) Repasteurized milk may only be reprocessed and sold as a "Grade A" product under the following conditions and restrictions:

(1) Milk and milk products drained from processing equipment at the end of a run, collected from a defoamer system, and milk or milk product solids rinsed from equipment, containers, or pipelines shall be repasteurized only if that milk or those milk products are handled in a sanitary manner and maintained at 45 degrees Fahrenheit (7 degrees Celsius) or less. When the handling or cooling, or both, of that milk or those milk products is not in compliance with this requirement, they shall be discarded.

(2) Equipment, designated areas, or rooms utilized for handling, processing, and storage of returned packaged milk or milk products are maintained, operated, cleaned, and sanitized so as to preclude the contamination of Grade A products and equipment and the Grade A operations. The repasteurization of milk and milk products shipped in milk tank trucks, which have been pasteurized at another Grade A milk plant and have been handled in a sanitary manner and maintained at 45 degrees Fahrenheit (7 degrees Celsius) or less, is permitted.

(3) Packaged milk and milk products that have physically left the premises of the processing plant shall not be repasteurized for Grade A use.

(4) Milk and milk products from damaged, punctured, or otherwise contaminated containers, or milk products from out-of-code containers, shall not be repasteurized for Grade A use.

(5) All milk and milk products that have overflowed, leaked, or been spilled or improperly handled shall be discarded.

(b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), the secretary may, on a specific request, authorize reprocessing of packaged milk and milk products provided all other requirements of this section, including proper storage temperature and container integrity, are complied with.

35833. All pasteurized market milk and market milk products shall be bottled or canned only in the plant where pasteurized, except as otherwise provided in this division.

This section does not apply to market cream or cultured market milk products having a product acidity of not less than 0.20 percent expressed as lactic acid.

35834. Raw market milk and pasteurized market milk shall not be bottled in the same milk products plant for sale and distribution within a city or county which maintains an approved milk inspection service, except where an official representative of such approved milk inspection service is present during the period of handling, processing, or bottling such market milk, or except in those milk products plants where all market milk which is received meets the requirements for grade A raw milk.

This section does not apply to market cream.

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