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Old 10-04-2019, 05:49 PM
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Hi. I've searched around here a bit and read some threads so first things first. I don't drink milk, but sometimes I want to cook something that takes say maybe a cup of milk. So that leaves the rest of the bottle to spoil because it is not that frequent. But I prefer whole milk anyways even for cooking. So I bought some powdered 2 lb bottle.

How long should it actually last if kept in cool dry place? It is dated for December 2019 yet the threads I've read here talk about powdered milk lasting much longer. Is it because it is whole milk? Or can I do like I/we do with canned foods. That 'expiration' date is just a huge CYA.

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I freeze it and have had no problem with it spoiling.
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According to the USDA, powdered milk can be stored indefinitely. An unopened package is probably still usable for 2 to 10 years after the printed "best by" date.

Some LTS stores have it labeled as 25yr shelf life.

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Powdered whole milk has a surprisingly short shelf life, even the canned kind like nido. You might also check on oxidized cholesterol in powdered whole milk.
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fats don't store well. Look to non fat milk.
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I have had whole milk since Y2K its commercially canned and is still good . I open a gal can take some out and put in container in freezer. don't use much usually for making bread.
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Just wanted to thank everyone for your answers here.
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