Milk kept at room temp

So, here in Spain, I have noticed at the grocery stores that they keep the milk on the shelves, at room temp. Unlike back in the states, they are not kept in coolers.

I am assuming it is because of the lack of preservatives (or maybe they in fact have MORE preservatives than in the States), but it is apparently safe to keep it room temp until opened.

Never much of a milk drinker anyway, but I have also noticed that when I pour some on my granola in the morning out here, it wreaks havoc on my digestive system (TMI, I know).

Anyone have any experience or knowledge with this whole room temp until opened situation? Just curious...

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