Pasteurization

Pasteurization is a process that uses heat to destroy bacteria in milk and other dairy products, fruit juices, and other beverages. Unpasteurized milk or dairy products are more likely to contain harmful bacteria.

Last Updated: June 16, 2008

Author: Maria G. Essig, MS, ELS

Medical Review: Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & W. David Colby IV, MSc, MD, FRCPC - Infectious Disease

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