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2008-12-17 01:22:21

The sale of raw milk was illegal in 26 states as of 2006, but those who oppose pasteurization have found ways to circumvent the law, U.S. reseachers say. The study, published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, finds that an average of 5.2 outbreaks per year linked to raw milk occurred in the United States from 1993 to 2006 -- more than double the rate in the previous 19 years. Study co-authors Jeffrey T. LeJeune and Paivi J. Rajala-Schultz of the College of Veterinary Medicine...

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2008-11-17 09:30:00

Raw milk is illegal in many countries as it can be contaminated with potentially harmful microbes. Contamination can also spoil the milk, making it taste bitter and turn thick and sticky. Now scientists have discovered new species of bacteria that can grow at low temperatures, spoiling raw milk even when it is refrigerated. According to research published in the November issue of the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, the microbial population of raw milk is...

2008-09-21 03:00:21

By Smith, Pamela Accetta Post-packaging pasteurization technologies to extend shelf life and retain product quality and safety are receiving more attention than ever. The increasing awareness of the danger of foodborne pathogens has promoted the search for new cost-effective methods of post-packaging pasteurization (PPP), especially in the meat and poultry industry. Thus, several developments in packaging have been initiated in response to these technologies. PPP is designed to control...

2008-09-12 15:00:22

By TOM MEADE Terri Lawton is one of several Massachusetts dairy farmers opening their farms for the Northeast Organic Farming Association's Raw Milk Dairy Day tomorrow from noon to 4 p.m. The Oake Knoll Ayrshire and Holstein cows at Lawton's Family Farm in Foxboro graze on grass, and they do not receive hormones or antibiotics. Their milk is not pasteurized. Lawton sells it raw. "Since we started selling raw milk and cheese, the farm's viability has increased tenfold," says the...

2008-07-30 15:00:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Since the release of the 2000 School Health Policies and Programs Study, significant progress has been made in removing junk food from America's schools. This fall, with Salmonella outbreaks unresolved, picking food items that are both healthy and safe to place in children's lunch boxes will be a top concern for parents. Food Safety 101 -- Processing is key. Most consumers understand that canned and jarred foods are safe, but are unaware of a...

2008-07-23 09:00:50

By Regine Labossiere, The Hartford Courant, Conn. Jul. 23--SIMSBURY -- The Town Farm Dairy has stopped producing and selling milk and milk products indefinitely after four people contracted E. coli, possibly linked to raw milk they bought from the Simsbury farm, officials said. Deputy First Selectman John Hampton said the four people fell ill in the past few days and a couple of them were hospitalized. The one thing the four had in common was drinking raw milk they bought at the Town...

2008-07-22 03:00:32

By Anonymous Raw milk is either bad for you or good for you, depending on whom you talk to. To state and federal regulators, raw or unpasteurized milk is a dangerous product that should not be consumed by anyone at any time. To natural-food devotees, raw milk's beneficial microbes have almost mystical powers that can be used to treat everything from asthma to autism. Roughly half the states, including Pennsylvania, allow the consumption of raw-milk products. The remainder prohibit the...

2008-06-19 12:00:46

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Recent Salmonella contamination in fresh tomatoes has resulted in a nationwide concern for consumers unfamiliar with food-safe processing technologies. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has advised that tomatoes packaged commercially via heat processing are still safe to eat. Unfortunately heat changes the flavor and texture of fresh produce and is not viable for refrigerated salsas or pico-style dip products with tomatoes. An alternative to...

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2008-06-12 11:45:00

Food and Drug Administration officials are beginning to crack down on groups for manufacturing and marketing unpasteurized milk. Unpasteurized milk quickly became part of the growing natural food craze when dairy owner Mark McAfee began to sell raw milk in 2000, claiming that it contained beneficial microbes that treat various disorders.Devotees of raw milk ascribe to it almost mythical healing powers. They feed it to babies, believing it strengthens the immune system and staves off digestive...

2008-01-08 16:50:00

Whittier Farms, a central Massachusetts dairy, remains shuttered as another death occurs due to bacteria-tainted dairy products. An 87-year-old man who became ill in November died Thursday, claims Donna Rheaume, the spokeswoman for the Massachusetts department of public health.Listeriosis can kill people with weakened immune systems and cause miscarriages. The bacteria entered the Shrewsbury dairy's milk supply after it was pasteurized. The number of reported effected people is up after a...


Latest Pasteurization Reference Libraries

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2010-09-29 17:09:53

Pasteurization, used to slow microbial growth in food, is a process of heating food or liquid to a specific temperature for a definite length of time and then cooling immediately. Louis Pasteur was the creator of the process and completed his first test with Claude Bernard in April 20, 1864. The process was conceived as a way to prevent wine and beer from souring. Mostly, commercial-scale sterilization of food is uncommon due to its poor affects on taste and quality of product. Most dairy...

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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.