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Milk is consumed by many Canadians daily. It would be irresponsible for families to not investigate any potential safety issues that may be present when consuming UHT Milk.

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Potential Health Concerns of UHT Milk

UHT Milk or shelf stable milk has an expiry date is up to 9 months.

This process has opened up much debate on the health issues when consuming UHT milk.


A milk product that doesn't spoil for months?

Is this good for your body?

A few interesting articles.

UHT milk causes Brain Disease


Uncovering the hidden truths UHT Milk

Here is an interesting book. It states that UHT milk is high in damaged proteins.


UHT Milk and Organic Milk Health Safety


"UHT is much less nutritious than pasteurized milk, UHT is higher in harmful hormones and toxins, and UHT is a bigger cause of cancer compared to non-UHT milk."

"This is an absolute 'must read' for anybody with a family and anybody who ever consumes milk."

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Health Benefits of UHT Milk

Milk is full of nutrients that our body requires to operate properly. It contains vitamins, calcium, carbohydrates, magnesium, zinc, phosphorus, potassium, protein and riboflavin. Many UHT milk suppliers list the same benefits as normal pasturised milk. No health concerns are stated.


Tetra Pak's has a website milkunleashed.com that states numerous advantages and positives for using UHT milk. They promote UHT milk being Safe to consume. They even go as far as referring it as SHELF SAFE milk.


Note: Tetra Pak is one of the largest aseptic packaging solutions of UHT Milk.

Would this large company sell (package) more if they could convince you that UHT Milk is SAFE?

Should we assume that UHT milk has no potential safety concerns, just because they say it is so ?

So is UHT Milk Good or Bad ?

We have two very opposite opinions on the safety and use of UHT Milk. I for one have a young family and will hold off on using UHT milk. That is until this is researched more on any long term effects on using this product are known.  I am a firm believer that less "modified foods" are much better for your body.  Right or wrong the scientific minds of the food industry are working overtime to change the basic building blocks and or shelf life of food products for added convenience.


I keep thinking about the story of a hamburger from a fast food chain that was left out on the counter for over a year and did not spoil..Yikes...   Any time a food supplier offers you a product that lasts longer, does not need refrigeration, or changed (processed) in any way, we need to take a step back and say, how good is this for me? Common sense should prevail.


You think every food product sold is considered safe? Well here is a couple of examples; sodium nitrate in cooked meats, and artificial sweeteners. Both being sold in large quantities with much debate about potential health risks associated with each. Most people do not research what they are putting into their body, which is foolish.


These above statements are just my opinion. I am neither a "health nut" or organic minded. I am just a concerned parent of two beautiful children and want only the best for them.