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Dairy Delivers Clean Labels

You want clean labels, and dairy has them! Compared to milk alternatives like rice and almond milk that have up to 12 ingredients listed, Milk as only three ingredients: Milk, Vitamin A and Vitamin D.

Let’s talk a look at some of the other labels you’ll find on milk and explore what exactly they mean:

Expiration Dates

Sell-by dates when it is best to buy a product, where as best-by dates indicate when to best eat or drink the product. Have you noticed that some milk has a much later expiration date than others? A local farmer explains why here.

Pasteurization and Homogenization

Pasteurization is the process of heating milk to destroy potentially harmful pathogens.. Homogenization is the process of breaking down fat molecules in milk so the cream doesn’t rise to the top and separate.

Both of these practices are purely physical – nothing is added to the milk.


All varieties of milk – from whole milk to low-fat chocolate flavor – offer nine essential nutrients. Milk is also free of artificial ingredients and preservatives and offers more quality protein and calcium than milk alternatives. Plus, milk gets from the farm to the store in about 48 hours, so you always know it is fresh and local!

The choice is clear with dairy!

Learn more from Midwest Dairy.