Many people believe they can tell their milk is bad by giving it a good sniff. But apparently your nose doesn't know. Simply sniffing the milk is not enough because because many of the pathogenic organisms that can be in milk don't have an odor. So for a worry free glass of chocolate milk, it's better to mix your own with powders or syrup.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Bad News for Chocoholics
The economy isn't recovering AND there's more bad news! That glass of chocolate milk could be hiding a dirty little secret. A study by the University of Florida found pre-mixed chocolate milk has significantly more bacteria than the regular white milk. In fact, the tests showed the chocolate milk was crawling with bacteria. GROSS! Come to find out, the milk that is used to make the chocolate variety often didn't make the grade the first time around. It may have failed pasteurization the first time and after repeated pasteurization it will sometime develop a yellow color. Then it can no longer be sold as white milk so they put in chocolate. That's more than a little disturbing because that's my Grandson Gavin's choice of milk at school everyday.