The benefits of extended shelf life processing include opportunities in product innovation and extending the distribution area for dairy products.
Byrne Dairy is a family-owned, 84-year-old dairy processor that has kept up with the times. The Syracuse, N.Y.-based company started in 1933 with fresh milk in glass bottles. Today at its Ultra facility, Byrne manufactures various extended shelf life milk products with code dates ranging from 70 to 180 days. Click here to read about how they partnered with Mérieux NutriSciences to install an extended shelf life (ESL) line and UHT (ultra-high temperature) equipment in their facility.