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Imported Milk Shelf Life Warning

28 April 2008

SOUTH AFRICA - The South African Milk Producers' Organisation (MPO) has launched an urgent investigation into the reason behind a sudden decrease in the prices of mostly imported long life UHT milk in the retail market.

Etienne Terre'Blanche, managing director of the MPO, said the inquiry shows that the sell-by date of most of the discounted UHT milk cartons will expire within a few weeks.

Some of the products are sold for less than R6 (Rand) a litre, while the current retail price for UHT milk ranges between R7 and R8 a litre.

Terre'Blanche has issued a warning to consumers to make sure that they check the clearly marked sell-by and use-by dates on UHT milk packs.

Once a product reaches its sell-by date, it can result in a loss of quality and nutritional value.

TheCattleSite News Desk


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