|MadSci Network: Agricultural Sciences|
Amanda, I asked Dr. Elizabeth Bright-See, a professor in Home Economics at the University of Western Ontario to help answer your question. Here goes: "Pasteurizing is the process of heating a food product to a very high temperature for a very short period of time. All milk in Canada must be pasteurized, but other products can be too - e.g. honey. The purpose of the process is to kill disease-causing bacteria. It was named after Louis Pasteur who invented the process in order to prevent the spread of smallpox through contaminated milk." Cheers, Neala MacDonald
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