Although we’ve often seen the writing on the side of our milk jugs, the only thing anyone really pays attention to is the sell-by date. However, there are a few other numbers on there that you should pay attention to – and here’s what you need to know.

There are many things marked on dairy products that are there for a reason – most of which keep us safe. For instance, we’re not supposed to eat expired food, and sometimes there are warnings for certain people like those with allergies.


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However, there’s a number printed on just about every dairy product that gets ignored, and it’s usually right next to the expiration date. Here’s how you can find the code:

It’s usually found on the label, on the cap, or near the top of the container. Sometimes, they make it easy and put the words “plant no.” or letters “PLT” right before the code you’re looking for.

The code starts with two numbers between 01 and 56.

The second part of the code often includes a dash, can include numbers or letters, and will be between one and five digits long.

According to IJ Review, the two-part code on your milk, yogurt, cream, and other dairy goods can tell you just how far it traveled to get to your home, and figuring it out is pretty simple. First, go to the Where Is My Milk From? website, then type in the aforementioned number specific to your dairy container, and you’ll have your answer.


The website will not only tell you what city your milk came from, but it will even show you a map of how far it came as well. Although we may not think things like this are all that important, it’s always nice to know where the food we’re putting into our bodies comes from.

Furthermore, there are some other concerns where such a feature comes into play. For instance, those who like to support their local farmers can use the code to do so. Of course, if your milk traveled 200 miles to get to you, chances are, your money isn’t going into the local economy.


Another thing to keep in mind is just how long your food spent in transit. After all, who wants their dairy products out of the fridge for an extended period of time? Sure the trucks are refrigerated, but you never know – and I think we’d all agree that looking into the food we feed our families is something we should all be doing.

Source: Mad World News

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