Fairlife protein shakes do not need to be refrigerated before opening. They are shelf-stable, meaning they can be stored at room temperature for up to 9 months. However, once a Fairlife protein shake is opened, it should be refrigerated and consumed within 14 days.
Fairlife protein shakes are shelf-stable because they are ultra-filtered and packaged using aseptic technology. This process removes bacteria and other microorganisms from the shakes and creates a sterile environment inside the packaging. This allows the shakes to be stored at room temperature without spoiling.
Once a Fairlife protein shake is opened, the sterile environment is compromised and bacteria can enter the shake. This is why it is important to refrigerate opened Fairlife protein shakes and consume them within 14 days.
Here are some tips for storing Fairlife protein shakes: