Food Bites pp 89-90 | Cite as

Shelf Life Dating – Good or Bad?

  • Richard W. Hartel
  • AnnaKate Hartel


Like most of us, you root around in the dairy cabinet to make sure you get the milk carton with the latest date, figuring that the later the date, the better. But, are you sure that’s the carton with the freshest milk? Milk cartons are not like packages of batteries, where you can squeeze the two electrodes on the package to see how much charge is left. You can’t tell if the milk is still good until you open it, but most grocery stores frown on that.


Shelf Life Storage Temperature Late Date Grocery Store Battery Pack 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard W. Hartel
    • 1
  • AnnaKate Hartel
    • 2
  1. 1.MadisonUSA
  2. 2.MadisonUSA

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