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Re: What are the two types of milk pasteurization?

Date: Tue Dec 14 09:01:00 1999
Posted By: James S. Dickson, Faculty, Microbiology, Iowa State University
Area of science: Microbiology
ID: 941322476.Mi

There are actually several variations of milk pasteurization, but all involve the same basic principle. Briefly, milk is heated to a specific temperature for specified period of time.

The common methods of pasteruization are:

These are the minimum times required by law, and are generally slightly exceeded (for example, 167F for 18 seconds).

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