Not your mom's pasteurisation. It's been nuked with gamma rays. I would treat it like any other canned good expiration date. For me another couple years is OK.I have two cases of shelf-stable milk that expire in August. It's the Borden brand that they heat up to super high temperatures during the pasteurization process. My question is "how long past the expiration date is this milk good?"
Noooooo, the expiration date keeps the manufacturer from being sued if it goes bad during, so they keep the date nice and short for "normal" storage. If you have the room, keep that shelf stable milk in the fridge and it should last 3-4x longer. Freezing it would last even longer, but dairy products dont like to be frozen.I thought "shelf stable" implied an item would be good virtually forever.
I had a neighboor who's ma would buy milk cheap and freeze it for later, and they were ok after you thawed them no after taste or nothing, the fat that was homoginized did sometimes seperate but you just had to shake it up like juice. oh yeah almost forgot we freeze yoplait on sticks for the kid in the summer you just peel off the plastic. I like strawberry.Freezing it would last even longer, but dairy products dont like to be frozen.
It just implies that it requires no refrigeration during it's shelf life. Some shelf stable items last a very long time and some don't. Velveeta is shelf stable, but I've had it turn to brown goo in it's pack a couple years after expiration.I thought "shelf stable" implied an item would be good virtually forever.
Absolutely correct! It doesn't taste like skim, 1%, or 2%....it's a lot better. The other tastes watery in comparison.NO IT DONT
but in times that shtf it will do .