What is pasteurised milk?
Pasteurisation is a heat treatment used to destroy harmful bacteria in food. It ensures that milk is safe to drink and extends its shelf life.
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Pasteurised milk is milk that has been heated to a temperature of 72 °C and then cooled rapidly to 4 °C. Pasteurisation is one of several heat treatments used to limit harmful bacteria that may be present in food. Pasteurisation ensures that milk is safe for human consumption and extends its shelf life. Pasteurised milk always requires refrigeration.