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WHAT IS U.H.T. SHELF STABLE MILK?
Gossner's U.H.T. Shelf Stable Milk is a premium quality Grade A fluid milk. It has been specially processed and packaged so that no refrigeration is required until the package is opened.

WHAT DOES U.H.T. STAND FOR?
The letters U.H.T. stand for Ultra High Temperature. These letters are used to tell the consumer the milk or milk product has been subjected to a thermo process much higher than normal pasteurizing temperatures

WHY DOESN'T U.H.T. SHELF STABLE MILK NEED REFRIGERATION?
Gossner's U.H.T. Shelf Stable Milk is heated to 282 degrees and held for several seconds, then cooled to 70 degrees in a continuous pressurized system. The milk is then packaged aseptically in a special Tetra Pak container. The elevated temperatures are sufficient to destroy all pathogenic and spoilage bacteria, hermetically sealed to retain freshness.

WHAT IS ASEPTIC PACKAGING?
A process by which a product is packaged free from bacteria. Our Tetra Pak package is free from bacteria and hermetically sealed to keep out air and light. Bacteria, air and light are the basic ingredients that cause milk to sour, lose food value, and take on undesirable oxidized flavors.

IS IT REAL MILK?
Yes, each package of Gossner Foods U.H.T. Shelf Stable Milk carries the "Real" seal label, this guarantees that the milk is an authentic dairy product. Gossner Milk is Grade A liquid milk ready to use, just open the package and use, cool for best results and refrigerate after opening.

IS IT JUST AS NUTRITIOUS AS CONVENTIONAL PASTEURIZED MILK?
Yes, U.H.T. processing and foil lined aseptic packaging of Gossner's Shelf Stable Dairy Products ensures safety and long shelf life without significantly altering the product's nutritive value over the recommended use by date printed on the top of each hermetically sealed carton.

ARE PRESERVATIVES USED OR ADDED TO THE MILK?
No, preservatives are not added to Gossner Milk.

HOW LONG DOES GOSSNER MILK LAST?
Gossner Milk can be stored on the shelf at room temperature for months before being opened. It is recommended that it is used by the date stamped on the top of the carton. Once the package is opened it must be refrigerated.

IS AN ASEPTIC TETRA PAK PACKAGE SIMILAR TO A CAN?
Yes, the package is a flexible can and should be treated like a can. If it is damaged, punctured or bloated it should be discarded and never used.

WILL GOSSNER MILK SPOIL?
Yes, if the package is damaged or if the package has been opened. Once the package is opened the milk is exposed to the air and will spoil just like pasteurized milk. Always refrigerate after opening for maximum shelf life.

FOR BEST RESULTS HOW SHOULD I USE GOSSNER SHELF STABLE MILK?
For best taste results chill before drinking. Once the carton is opened it must remain refrigerated as if it were pasteurized milk.

Gossner Foods Milk Products are best if used by the code date printed on the top of each carton.

Gossner's Shelf Stable Milk is ideal for baking and in all of your favorite cakes, pies, puddings, etc., just open and use.

WHAT ARE SOME BENEFITS OF GOSSNER MILK?
Consumers can purchase enough milk to last weeks and it will remain fresh without refrigeration. This will make special trips to the store for milk unnecessary. If stored in a cool place and rotated properly, Gossner Milk can now be purchased as a food storage item.

Gossner's Milk is excellent for traveling and can be used anywhere at any time. It is ideal for camping. Include shelf stable dairy products in your menus to add the nutrition in milk to your away from home activities. Try your favorite flavor with breakfast cereal, a sack lunch, or as a delicious and healthy dinner beverage. Also, both kids and adults will love Gossner Milk as an in-between meal snack.

All Gossner Shelf Stable Dairy Products may be stored in the refrigerator if you choose to do so; however, Gossner's Shelf Stable Whipping Cream must be stored at room temperature if the storage period is more than three weeks. The cold temperatures over a prolonged period of time (several weeks) may cause the Whipping cream to thicken and have to be spooned from the carton.

Gossner Whipping Cream may be used where dairy cream is called for in a menu or recipe, when ready to use just follow the directions on the package. For best results chill according to package directions.

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