Center For Dairy Research Gets Grant to Create Dairy Drinks that Don’t Need Refrigeration

The plastic milk jug is familiar to most consumers but its days may be numbered as a newly announced grant will allow experts at UW-Madison’s Center for Dairy Research to begin working on producing dairy beverages that won’t need refrigeration.

Among the $1 million in grants the center is receiving from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. and Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin, $650,000 is being used to create a pilot program that will produce and bottle unrefrigerated dairy products for testing by businesses interested in the technology, CDR director John Lucey said Thursday.

“I don’t know if this is going to replace our gallon jugs, but it could be a completely different way of drinking milk,” Lucey said.

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