Milk breakthrough that can keep it fresh in the fridge for 60 days offers lifeline to dairy farmers
A Queensland food technology company has patented a process it claims can keep 100 per cent natural milk fresh in the fridge for at least 60 days without additives or preservatives.
Naturo CEO Jeff Hastings has already developed technology to stop processed avocado turning brown using air pressure treatment.
Now the company has made what Mr Hastings described as the biggest breakthrough in the $413 billion global dairy industry since pasteurisation in 1864.
Naturo is targeting export markets with a process that produces fresh milk which remains safe to drink for two months without 'cooking it'.
"It provides a far more gentle and minimal processing technique that does not rely on heat to kill the bugs, if you like, in the milk that is at the core of pasteurisation," Mr Hastings said.
- Mr Hastings described the process as the biggest breakthrough in the $413 billion global dairy industry since pasteurisation in 1864
- Dairy Food Safety Victoria has validated the research saying "it's equivalent to or actually better than pasteurisation"
- A very long life milk product means it can be shipped internationally rather than exported via air freight at greater cost