New sell-by law aims to reduce waste from Pa.’s dairy farms

Pennsylvania

PENNSYLVANIA (WHTM) — A new law for selling milk went into effect this week across Pennsylvania. It centers around the sell-by date you see on the bottle.

Until now, dairy farmers were required by law to use an arbitrary 17-day window to determine a sell-by date and to throw out milk when that date has arrived.

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Food safety standards show milk can stay fresh for up to 21 days.

The new law lets dairy farmers set sell-by dates on a case-by-case basis which should result in less waste.

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