Dairy

  1. Q. Giant Eagle® Half & Half and Giant Eagle Coffee Cream have the same ingredients but different nutritional content. Why?
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    Though both products have products identical ingredients, the amount of butter fat content differs. Our coffee cream contains 18% butterfat, while half & half has 10.5% butterfat.

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  2. Q. Can I freeze Giant Eagle Dairy Creamers and Giant Eagle Half & Half?
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    We do not recommend freezing our creamers or half & half dairy products, and cannot guarantee product quality if these products are frozen. Our product ingredients are for use in non-frozen dairy products, and freezing temperatures may degrade these ingredients and product quality.

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  3. Q. How long will Giant Eagle Ultra Pasteurized Half & Half stay fresh after opening? 
    A.

    To enjoy optimum quality, we recommend that you use our product within 10 days.

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  4. Q. Are fat-free and skim milk the same?
    A.

    Yes. Fat-free milk is the current FDA term for milk consumers previously referred to as skim milk.

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  5. Q. Is Giant Eagle Cottage Cheese pasteurized?
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    To ensure the highest level of food safety, all Giant Eagle dairy products are pasteurized. During pasteurization, dairy products are heated to destroy disease-causing microorganisms. Our cottage cheese undergoes ultra pasteurization, which heats milk under pressure at a higher temperature for a shorter time than standard pasteurization to extend shelf life.

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  6. Q. How long will Giant Eagle Ricotta Cheese stay fresh after opening?
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    We recommend that you use ricotta cheese within one week after opening. If your cheese is served or mixed with utensils used in other foods or stays at room temperature for an extended period, its shelf life will likely be shortened. To maintain the fine flavor and texture of our ricotta cheese, we do not recommend freezing.

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  7. Q. What is the difference between Large Grade A and Large Grade AA eggs?
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    Eggs are graded to indicate interior and exterior quality (AA, A, B) and sorted according to weight (size). Grade quality and size are separate ratings and are not related. To pass grading, all eggs must be clean with sound shells.

    Grade AA eggs must have an air cell less than 1/8” deep while Grade A eggs can have an air cell up to 3/16” deep. A freshly laid egg has a very small air cell that expands as the egg ages. After approximately 10 days, a Grade AA rated egg transitions to Grade A, as the air cell enlarges. There is no nutritional difference between Grade AA and Grade A eggs.

    Egg size (small, medium, large, extra large, jumbo) indicates the minimum required weight per dozen, but does not reflect not the dimensions of the individual eggs. Large eggs, for example, have a minimum weight of 24 oz. per dozen; extra large eggs must weigh at least 27 oz. per dozen.

    Remember, always purchase eggs before the "Sell-By" or expiration date printed on the carton. At home, refrigerated eggs will keep for 3 to 5 weeks from the date of purchase.

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