To produce beverages such as milk or fruit juices with long shelf lives at ambient temperatures without the use of preservatives products must be Ultra High Temperature (UHT) processed.
Milk contains fat and protein (as casein and whey). The amount of these macronutrients can vary seasonally and depend on the cow being milked. To combat this variability, producers must standardise the components of the milk to both meet consumer expectations with a consistent product and to adhere to regulation.
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