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does pasteurization prevent food poisoning?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Some kinds: Pasteurization rapidly heats foods (usually milk, dairy) to a hightemperature to kill disease causing bacteria. What happens afterwards? Pasteurized milk can still spoil, get contaminated by bacteria if not kept at appropriate temperature, handled correctly, served by dirty handlers, etc, .
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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Dr. Idelle Brand
39 years experience Dentistry
Yes and no. : Pasteurization will kill off many pathogens but they will come back if the food is not stored properly after pasteurization.
Answered on Apr 3, 2013

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