The best approach to storing milk and yoghurt

Posted on : 29th October 2015

Correct and safe storage of food and drink products is important. By storing food and drink correctly you will get the best out of your produce, maximising on shelf-life and ensuring you enjoy them when they are at their best in terms of quality and flavour.

Our yoghurt and milk products should always be stored in the fridge between 3° and 7° C. We recommend they are the last things you add to your shopping trolley and that you take them straight home and pop them in the fridge as soon as you get in. If you aren’t going straight home after shopping or live some distance away from where you make your purchases then a cool box is a good idea for ensuring your dairy products don’t get too warm while being transported home.

People often store milk in their refrigerator door but it is better to keep it on the shelves where it is cooler. This way your milk won’t be subjected to rises in temperatures when the door is opened regularly, this is particularly important in hot weather conditions.

Always try to use your milk and yoghurt in the order you bought them, work on a first in first out basis. Avoid having multiple cartons of milk open at the same time and try not to place milk or yoghurt next to strong smelling food such as fish or strong cheeses as they can pick up odours.

Try to avoid leaving milk exposed to light and don’t leave it out on the kitchen table, pop it straight back in fridge after pouring out what you need. It is also important not to return unused milk from a jug back to the original container to prevent bacteria spreading.

Opinions on whether milk can be frozen vary, we don’t recommend freezing our yoghurt or milk products as this can cause changes to the texture and appearance.
If you store your milk and yoghurts as recommended they will last longer and you will always be able to enjoy our delicious products at their best.