By: KDKA-TV News Staff
HARRISBURG (KDKA) — A new state law will change how “sell by” and “best by” dates are handled for milk.READ MORE: Groundbreaking Set For Housing Complex At Site Of Former Garfield Synagogue
Right now, Pennsylvania requires milk to be labeled for sale within 17 days of when it pasteurized.
The new law will let milk processors apply for approval from the Agriculture Department to label their milk as still good beyond the 17 day window.READ MORE: Rite Aid To Open Location At South Side Works In 2022
Processors will have to pass multiple testing requirements before they receive approval.
Governor Tom Wolf signed Senate Bill 434 into law as Act No. 62 of 2021 on June 30, 2021.MORE NEWS: Carnegie Museum Asking For Visitor Feedback On Cultural Sensitivity
The law goes into effect in less than 30 days.