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Frequently Asked Questions

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Is sugar added to milk?

Nope, that’s nature’s job! Our milk contains lactose, a natural sugar found in milk.

What other nutrients are found in milk?

In addition to calcium and vitamin D, you’ll also find vitamin A in milk.

How much vitamin A is there in milk?

Our skim, 1%, and 2% milk contain no less than 1,200 IUs of vitamin A per litre, which works out to 10% of our daily intake per 250mL serving. We don’t add any to our 3.25% homogenized milk because it’s got enough vitamin A as is.

How much vitamin D is there in milk?

Great question. All of our milk has no less than 300 international units of vitamin D per litre. That means with every 250 mL serving, you’ll get 45% of the recommended daily amount, which helps build strong bones and teeth.

Are there any gluten free Baxter products?

Feel free to enjoy our milk, chocolate milk, butter, sour cream, cottage cheese, eggnog, cream, whipping cream, and buttermilk without any gluten, because all of our products are gluten free. However, always be sure to check the ingredient list for any potential allergens.

How do I store milk to keep it fresh?

It’s actually quite simple. For maximum freshness and enjoyment, it’s best to keep milk as cool as possible — ideally between 0° and 4° Celsius. If your trip home from the grocery store takes a while, that’s ok. Just make sure you bring an insulated cooler with you to be on the safe side. In your fridge, make sure your milk is kept on the shelves to avoid temperature variation, which can affect the shelf life.

And one more thing — be sure to keep all your dairy products away from strong-smelling foods.

When is Baxter Egg Nog available in-store?

Baxter Regular Egg Nog can be found on shelves in the few weeks leading up to Easter, while both Regular and Light Egg Nog are available for Thanksgiving.

How much calcium does one serving of milk have?

Quite a bit. Each glass of milk provides you with 30% of the daily value of calcium, so, 3-4 250 mL glasses of milk a day should get you to 100% of the daily value.

Does chocolate milk contain any nutrients?

Absolutely! A glass of chocolate milk provides 3 essential nutrients. You might also be surprised to learn that compared to an equal serving of most unsweetened fruit juices, Baxter chocolate milk contains the same amount of sugar.

What is homogenization?

It’s basically a fancy word for breaking milk fats into very, very small particles. This keeps the fat evenly distributed, ensuring a smooth and delicious glass of milk with every pour.

What is pasteurization?

Pasteurization is the heating of a product at a specific time and temperature sufficient to destroy certain microorganisms which may cause illness or product spoilage, without radically altering the taste or quality.

Does pasteurization affect the nutritional value of milk?

The quantity of calcium, protein, riboflavin or vitamin A in our milk stays the same.

Why is milk called skim, partly skimmed 1%, partly skimmed 2%, and homogenized?

Glad you asked! All milk contains a certain amount of fat. These percentages just reflect how much is actually in the milk. The higher the percentage, the more fat per serving. If you’d like a little more detail on the fat content in our milk, have a look below:

Skim milk has less than 0.3% fat or less than 0.3g of fat per 100g of milk
1% partly skimmed milk has 1g of fat per 100g of milk
2% partly skimmed milk has 2g of fat per 100g of milk
Homogenized milk has 3.25g of fat per 100g of milk

Does skim milk contain fewer nutrients than other types of milk?

Skim milk contains all the same nutrients as other milk. And the best part? Skim milk contains less fat than an equivalent serving of partly skimmed milk or homogenized milk. In fact, 250 mL of our skim milk has 0.3 g of fat and 90 calories, making it a pretty guilt-free (and delicious) snack.

What does the best before date mean?

This is a reminder of how long your unopened dairy will keep its fresh and quality taste, as well as its nutritional value in the fridge, provided it’s stored between 0° and 4° Celsius.

Why does my milk go sour before the best before date on the packaging?

No one likes it when milk goes sour. But when it does, this could be because it’s been stored improperly. Just be sure to keep it between 0° and 4° Celsius at all times — simple as that!

Can I freeze milk and/or milk products?

We don’t really recommend it, but milk can survive in your freezer for up to three whole months if its frozen before the best before date. After thawing, you might see a bit of separation between the fluid and the fat, but that’s normal — just mix it well and enjoy.

Did you know that you can also freeze unopened egg nog for up to two months if it’s frozen before its best before date? But be sure not to freeze cream, artificially soured sour cream and cottage cheese because it can affect the texture.

Who manufactures Baxter products?

Since 2001, Saputo has been producing these delicious products.

To find out more about the Baxter brand history, be sure to visit Our history page