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Posted 21 October 2019 - 09:27 PM

I am wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction. I tried looking in the PMO and couldn't find anything . Is there a shelf life listed for frozen raw sheep milk? Is it 3-6 months, a year.



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Posted 21 October 2019 - 10:38 PM

Nope.  Typically milk isn't recommended to be frozen.


I'm not sure if the PMO has any shelf-life information for fluid milk products, raw or pasteurized, as they leave that up to the state (if the state has specific requirements) or the processor / producer.


If it is raw milk, I wouldn't go more than 3 months frozen.  I think the PMO does reference sample handling and freezing milk samples for testing.  If I recall correctly, it is either 3 or 6 months they recommend.  But this is for sampling handling and testing, not product for processing, bottling, etc.

Edited by Ryan M., 21 October 2019 - 10:42 PM.

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Posted 22 October 2019 - 01:33 PM

Milk should not really be frozen, it looses some quality characteristics. But typically from 3-6 months.


If you want to extend it's shelf like it's recommended to perform UHT.  But then again I am assuming you want to keep it raw? 

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