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Methods of Pasteurization

Methods of Pasteurization

Pasteurization is a process which consists of heating milk to a certain temperature for a definite time to ensure destruction of harmful bacteria.

There are three methods of Pasteurization

• Holding method or Batch process : In this method milk is held at 62.8 degrees centigrade for 30 minutes and then rapidly cooled to prevent multiplication of surviving bacteria.

• High temperature short time ( HTST ) method or continuous process : Milk is heated to 71.7 degree centigrade for not less than 15 seconds.

• Ultra High temperature method  : Milk is heated to a temperature of 93.4 degrees  centigrade for 3 seconds

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