An Australian inventor has developed a new way of treating and preserving milk—without using chemicals or heat.
As ‘Udderly’ incredible this may be, the new method will allow milk to stay fresh for over 60 days.
Since the 1800s, the same process has been used to process and preserve milk. Now in the 21st century, an Australian inventor from Queensland, Australia, is about to revolutionize the way milk is processed and distributed.
Architect and Naturo CEO Jeff Hastings said, “It’s a brand-new technology … the first of its kind in the world, and it provides us with an alternative to pasteurized milk.”
Hastings stated that the new way of handling milk—without chemicals or heat or—makes their milk taste fresher than the milk currently sold in supermarkets.
“It’s very much like, if you’ve ever tasted milk straight out of the vat, in the dairy,” said Hastings who continued, “That’s what the taste is like—a very rich, creamy flavor. So, it tastes great.”
The Naturo chief and innovator said the groundbreaking method would allow fresh milk to have a longer shelf life—up to 60 days.
The company, however, is not disclosing the secret to its new milk processing technology. “What I can say is that it does not rely on heat as the means to kill the bugs. So, it’s a far more gentle process,” said Hastings.
Australian dairy farmers are hopeful about this new method of treating milk, as the dairy industry has had a few bumpy years. Dairy farmer and Queensland Dairy Organization Vice President Matthew Trace said, “It sounds like a really exciting development. I think there will be a great opportunity for probably exporting into Asia.”
Experts are saying the new technique could change the way Australian milk is distributed around the world.
After three years of research and investigation, the Queensland-based company has secured international patents for the new process.
The process has also passed safety testing. The Victorian milk safety regulator has endorsed it, said Dr. Andrew Wilson from Dairy Food Safety.
“They’ve supplied us with sufficient data to demonstrate that the process that they’ve put forward is in fact equivalent or better than the process of traditional pasteurization,” clarified Wilson.
Naturo is now discussing about the possibility of setting up a pilot factory in Queensland, Victoria, or Tasmania. The company revealed that its milk could be on the shelves for sale as early as next year.