What is G-Free?
G-Free is our way of saying that our milk is germ free, and a guarantee of uncompromising quality. That means that our milk is commercially sterile, free of pathogens, bacteria and micro-organisms that can flourish during storage. G-Free is our pledge to deliver Germ Free Milk to all consumers, a reflection of our integrity and commitment to safe milk for the whole family, including toddlers.
Why is G-Free better? OR “G-Free, because pasteurisation alone may not be safe”
Safety, quality and value for money are the key factors of G-Free milk. Superior, multi-layer foil packaging ensures a longer lasting, better tasting, enjoyable treat for the whole family. G-Free is a guarantee of uncompromising quality.
Woodlands Dairy appointed a globally accredited, independent body to sample competitor pasteurised and Woodlands Dairy UHT milk to check for germs. On a national basis, the results showed that First Choice® is free of bacteria and harmful substances. The study also confirmed that pasteurised milk is not always safe. Regarding antibiotics in milk, Woodlands Dairy can guarantee that all their First Choice® milk is free of antibiotics. All milk is tested every time it is collected from the farm.
G-Free and First Choice®
First Choice® UHT milk is the result of a special process which has been designed to extend the shelf life of fresh milk without influencing its nutritional value. UHT milk does not use additives or preservatives to extend the milk's shelf life.
During the UHT Process, the milk is heated to 140°C for 4 seconds only, then quickly cooled to room temperature (20°C). The high temperature kills all the bacteria in the milk and gives the milk its characteristic creamy taste. The milk is then packaged in sterile Tetra Pak packaging, protecting it from air and light.
First Choice® UHT milk can be stored without refrigeration for 9 months, provided that it is not opened. Once the product has been opened, it must be refrigerated and used within 4 days.