To increase the profitability of milk production, it is required that milk and dairy products can be stored for a long time. The shelf-life of milk is controlled by quality parameters, such as enzymatic changes in the milk. These impair the shelf-life by giving rise to taste, odor and product defects, which in turn gives a higher waste. We will in this project define new quality parameters for shelf-stable milk, and thereby extend the shelf-life and reduce product defects of milk and dairy products. The defined quality parameters can also be the basis for a new, more relevant payment system of milk. This strengthens the Swedish milk production and allows a direct benefit in terms of global export of milk and dairy products and thus increased growth and profitability for Swedish milk producers and dairy industry. This application is supported by Arla Foods, Norrmejerier, Skånemejerier, LRF Dairy Sweden and Tetra Pak.