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Court upholds 12-day 'sell-by' rule for milk


July 25, 2014

HELENA (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court has unanimously upheld a rule requiring that milk in Montana be sold or discarded 12 days after pasteurization.

Thursday's decision dismisses an appeal by food distributor Core-Mark International that tried to abolish the "sell-by" rule. Core-Mark had argued that the processor is in the best position to determine the shelf-life of its milk and the 12-day rule discriminates against out-of-state producers who can print "use-by" dates on milk sold in other states.

Details in Monday's Havre Daily News.

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