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Dairy farmers flush milk.

this morning the news said some Dairy farmers in Tennessee flushing milk, store not selling it,,is milk or toilet paper,P,T wins out,dairys cant sell or give it away,it has to be pasteurized.what a wast.
ArishMell · 70-79, M
I understand the dairies having problems because they've lost their catering-trade customers for the time being, but why aren't the shops managing to still sell it, whether full-cream or skimmed, pasteurised or sterilised?

Pasteurising is the normal way to keep milk fresh for a few days, but for only a few days, and then only before opening.

For longer life it has to be sterilised at a much higher temperature, and with suitable treatment called "Ultra High Temperature" such milk can be kept sealed for months without refrigeration. It does though, affect the taste, and will not last any longer than pasteurised once opened.

(I bought half a dozen cartons of "UHT" milk before going into hospital for an operation, so on return I had enough at home for the week or so before I was fit enough to visit my nearest shops. I should add I did NOT go stupid with shopping in the present crisis!)
RubySoo · 51-55, F
Its happening here in the UK too. Its on the news right now.
Cafes having to close has affected sales too....
MrBrownstone · 41-45, M
Everyone,keep listening to the government blindly,they love that.
i'm still drinking pasteurized milk. they even limit how much i can buy as it sells out fast.
@jackrabbit10 why doesn't anyone want to consume the milk and bread?

paper goods are back around here, but no masks or gloves.
@penti when we get snow just the other way round,crazy
@jackrabbit10 yeah, crazy.
Tennessean · 31-35, F
I thought Tennessee is good.
@Tennessean yes it is good in some parts,not so in other parts,,hear where I live dairys doing ok

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