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How long do you keep milk?

Since the date on the jug is not the expiration date, but the SELL BY date - how long do you keep milk after it's sell by date?


Asked by sweetevilness23 at 11:25 AM on Dec. 21, 2008 in Food & Drink

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  • I pour some in a glass to smell/taste, because the plastic containers start to smell as much as 3-4 days before the milk starts to turn, When I get milk in glass jugs it doesn't do that.

    Answer by cedailey at 11:56 AM on Dec. 22, 2008

  • Its rare for milk to be around til the date on the jug, but when it is... a smell/taste test before pouring it out. It varies everytime. Some milk goes bad before the date, too.

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 11:28 AM on Dec. 21, 2008

  • i've keep milk up to two weeks. I think it depends on proper refridgeration.

    Answer by Aasiyah at 11:29 AM on Dec. 21, 2008

  • Ours never lasts that long : / We drink about two gallons a week, lol.

    Answer by caitxrawks at 12:24 PM on Dec. 21, 2008

  • Ours is always gone before the date on it!

    Answer by NavyWife1103 at 12:26 PM on Dec. 21, 2008

  • I too do the smell/taste test anytime past 2 days beyond the date. but it rarely gets there here either.

    Answer by SaturnsMom at 2:20 PM on Dec. 21, 2008

  • I can't drink it after midnight of the "sell by date." I have had nasty milk the day after--no joke. But, around here we rarely get to that date so unless i buy 1/2% for just me, we drink about 1 gallon every 2 days.


    Answer by Teachermom01 at 8:28 PM on Dec. 21, 2008

  • Up to a week after opening, but I sniff it every time.

    Answer by Bmat at 9:26 PM on Dec. 21, 2008

  • If it is around that long, I throw it out that day.

    Answer by kabbot01 at 9:54 AM on Dec. 22, 2008

  • If the milk sticks around long enough here to sour, then I just make pancakes or biscuits with it.

    Answer by MomShawn70 at 2:13 PM on Dec. 22, 2008

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