The pasteurised milk is then pumped into tanks, from which smaller containers such as bottles and cartons are filled for use by consumers. After filling, the containers are stored in bulk in large fridges to keep it cool till the time of dispatching.
All the equipment used during this process is made from materials that are easy to clean, so that it can be cleaned thoroughly each day. The Dairy Standard Agency does regular hygiene evaluation on processing plants to ensure that milk is stored and packed hygienically.
Milk can also be used to manufacture yoghurt, maas or cheese.