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Learn the ins and outs of shelf life

Workshops scheduled for Jan. 10 and April 11

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Troubleshooting Shelf Life workshop takes place Jan. 10 in Lacombe and April 11 in Airdrie. The workshop is aimed at producers who sell at farmers markets or directly to consumers and “who want to understand food quality issues and how to determine the shelf life of food products.” Topics include defining what food quality […] Read more

Purdue University researcher Bruce Applegate says the system could be tested to see if it works without pasteurization.  (Purdue Agriculture Communication photo/Tom Campbell)

Cool-temperature process extends milk shelf life

Rapid heating and cooling by 10 C

Purdue University researchers say they have developed a milk preservation system using a lower temperature than pasteurization, but providing a longer shelf life. The researchers found that increasing the temperature of milk by 10 C for less than a second and then cooling it rapidly eliminates more than 99 per cent of the bacteria left […] Read more