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Where Does My Milk Come From?

Posted by Aimee Chandler -

Have you ever wondered how far your milk and other dairy products had to travel to get to your local grocery store? Now you can find out. Just visit Stamped on the container near the sell by date you will find another set of numbers. This is the plant number. You can enter this information into the locator on the website and find out where that milk or container of yogurt or ice cream came from.

For example I bought a half gallon of milk this week from a local grocery store. The code on it says 17-255. When I type that into the location finder I see that it came from the Prairie Farms Dairy in Olney, Illinois. You can also see what other products they produce there.

How far did your dairy products come?

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