HARRISBURG – A bill that would allow milk processors more flexibility in labeling has unanimously passed the PA Senate. Senate Bill 1330 allows milk processors to use a “best by” date instead of a “sell by” date, which was also recommended by a recently released report by the Dairy Future Commission. The proposal also allows milk processors to request a later “best by” or “sell by” date from the PA Department of Agriculture than the current 17-day milk code after product testing. Supporters of the bill say other states don’t have the 17-day milk code requirement, which is an arbitrary deadline and really doesn’t reflect the freshness of the milk. The bill now moves to the state House for consideration.