Frequently Asked Questions
We’ve collected a list of our most commonly asked questions.
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In order to ensure top-quality food safety, public tours are not offered at our Guida’s Dairy facility.
We appreciate your interest in obtaining coupons, however, we do not maintain mailing lists or other means of distributing coupons.
Supercow is available for Connecticut events. Please submit your request 60 days in advance by emailing us via our Contact Us form. Please include organization name, event, event date/time and any other information you may have in the Additional Comments section.
Guida’s Dairy milk, cream and flavored milks are gluten-free.
When frozen and thawed, most dairy products will separate and become watery and discolored.
There are 2.5 micrograms of Vitamin D in Guida’s Skim, 1%, 2% and whole milk which represents 12.5% of the daily value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Per FDA nutrition rounding statutes, we round our label value down to 10% as to not over declare the % DV.
Milk! It’s a great source of calcium and vitamin D, which the body needs to absorb calcium. If you don’t care to drink milk, there are many ways to incorporate milk or other dairy products into your diet. Whipping up a smoothie with milk, bananas and ice, or a large decaffeinated café latte (which is made with a lot of milk) are easy ways to get your three servings of dairy every day. Your body needs at least 1,000 milligrams of calcium per day, which is about the amount found in three serving of dairy products.
The amount of calcium in each type of milk varies slightly. Eight fluid ounces of whole milk, 2% reduced fat, reduced fat and 1% lowfat milk each contain 300 milligrams of calcium, 25% RDI. Skim milk contains 310 milligrams of calcium, 25% RDI.
Milk is an excellent source of calcium and vitamin D. It’s also a good source of nutrients, such as protein and phosphorus that are necessary for strong bones and good health.
Spoiled milk will curdle, smell or taste sour. Dairy products become bitter or have an off-taste when sour.
Dairy products must be refrigerated between 33 degrees F and 40 degrees F. It is important to note that for every 2 degrees F rise in temperature, milk’s shelf life is reduced by 50%. Pour out only the amount of milk you will use and return the container to the refrigerator immediately, resealing to prevent absorption of other flavors. Do not pour milk that has been standing at room temperature back into the container. Store it separately in a covered container.
Homogenization is the process of breaking up milk fat into smaller globules, dispensing them permanently in a fine emulsion throughout the milk. This is done in a homogenizer where milk is forced under high pressure through very tiny openings.
Oxidation causes an off-taste and vitamin (riboflavin) loss. The off-taste is usually described as bitter, stale, chemical or “like cardboard or plastic.” Oxidation is caused by overexposure to light, usually fluorescent light in the store. It is more likely to happen with milk packaged in plastic cartons, because light can penetrate the package.
Milk also easily absorbs odors in the refrigerator. Some culprits: cantaloupe, onions and other produce. Always remember to reseal your container before returning it to the refrigerator.
Pasteurization is the process of heating raw milk to at least 145 degrees F and holding continuously for at least 30 minutes, or to at least 161 degrees F and holding for at least 15 seconds, in approved and properly operated equipment. The milk is then cooled promptly to 45 degrees F or lower. This process is done to ensure high quality and safe milk.
Reference Daily Intake (RDI) is the daily intake level of a nutrient that is considered to be sufficient to meet the requirements of 97-98% of healthy individuals in the United States. The RDI is used to determine the Daily Value (DV) of foods, which is printed on nutrition facts labels (as % DV). For example, if the RDI for Vitamin D is 20 mcg. On the nutrition facts panel you will see that milk has 2.5 mcg, which is 10% DV or 10% of the RDI.
Every tanker load of raw milk received by Guida’s Dairy is screened for the presence of antibiotics before unloading. The milk from one antibiotic-positive cow is enough to trigger a detectable positive test result and cause the load of raw milk to be discarded.
All milk items manufactured in our New Britain, CT facility are certified Kosher by the Orthodox Union and carry the circle U D symbol. The D signifies that the product contains dairy ingredients which are important to the orthodox population since milk and meat products are not to be handled or eaten using the same dishes or utensils.