Get the facts about UHT Milk

Moms care more than anyone else about the safety and purity of the food they serve their families. Milk is a central part of a healthy diet, so it's important to ensure the whole family enjoys milk with all of its vitamins and delicios natural flavour safely. To help you make informed decisions about what you buy, we brought together the facts about UHT.


How does UHT Milk reach your table?

Have you ever wondered how the wholesome goodness of safe and delicious milk is protected from the farm to your table? The UHT Milk value chain ensures that milk passes several quality tests before being heated and packed using the latest technology. 

Watch the video to see the steps dairy producers take to make milk safe.


What is UHT Milk?

Ultra-High Temperature, or UHT treatment is approved worldwide by food safety regulators and is used to kill microorganisms that might be in the milk, while preserving the milk’s vitamins and its naturally delicious flavour. UHT treatment and Tetra Pak cartons team up to protect your milk and make it safe to store for up to six months without refrigeration.

Watch the video to find out what makes UHT Milk so special.


How do Tetra Pak packages protect UHT Milk?

Light weight, sturdy and completely proof against sunlight and air, our aseptic packaging materials are the product of advanced engineering. Featuring an exclusive six-layer technology, each of the packaging’s six layers helps protect the nutritional value and the taste of milk in its own way and keeps sensitive milk safe. At the core of a Tetra Pak packaging is sustainably produced paper carton, a renewable resource.

Watch the video to discover Tetra Pak carton’s 6 protective layers.


Does UHT Milk contain preservatives?

It’s possible to store UHT Milk safely for up to six months without preservatives thanks to the combination of Ultra High Temperature, or UHT treatment and aseptic Tetra Pak packaging. That makes UHT Milk as convenient as it is wholesome and nutritious.

Watch the video to find out why UHT Milk doesn’t need preservatives.


Why is UHT Milk homogenised?

Everybody loves delicious milk, with its rich, white colour and smooth texture. But guess​ what? Homogenisation is what ensures your milk has that lovely colour and texture.​

Watch the video to see how UHT Milk gets smooth and creamy white.​

Have more questions about UHT milk?


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Safe journey of UHT Milk

Have you ever wondered how the wholesome goodness of safe and delicious milk is protected on its journey from the farm to your table? Let’s head to the dairy farm and see where that journey begins!

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UHT Technology: The story of safe treatment

We work hard to protect what’s good. Tetra Pak pioneered its own continuous UHT process and aseptic packaging systems in the 1960s.


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Plant-based materials are forever

When you choose our cartons, you’re helping to support the environment. Natural, recyclable resources and responsibly managed forests are all a part of what we do. Because what’s good for tomorrow is good for everyone.

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Protecting your milk

Our cartons make sure what tastes great today, tastes great tomorrow. The multi-layered design locks the goodness in to get you the best from your favourite food and drink, so you always know the freshness you buy is the freshness you get.