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Principles of pasteurization

Pasteurization is the treatment of a food or beverage product to make it safe for consumption and to improve its shelf life.

Unlike sterilization, which uses high-temperature treatment to eliminate all microorganisms, resulting in a product that can be stored indefinitely at room temperature, pasteurization is carried out at lower temperatures and aims to reduce the overall microbial population to acceptable levels that can be maintained at refrigerated temperatures.

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