What Is Pasteurization? - Definition & Common Uses


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1. After milk is heated during the process of pasteurization, it must then be:

2. The inflammation of a cow's udder due to an infection is known as:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Pasteurization is a relatively simple thermal technique used by food processors to ensure food safety. This quiz /worksheet combo helps you understand the process of pasteurization and its health and economic benefits.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The purpose of pasteurization
  • Who the scientist credited with developing pasteurization is
  • What a common infection among cows is

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet lets you test the following skills:

  • Information recall - access your knowledge on the process of pasteurization
  • Interpreting information - demonstrate you understand how pasteurization protects consumer health
  • Knowledge application - explain how the process of pasteurization affects foods
  • Making connections - use your understanding of pasteurization to explain its economic impact on the dairy industry

Additional Learning

Learn more by reviewing the lesson, 'What is Pasteurization? - Definition and Common Uses'. This lesson covers these objectives:

  • Understand the factors that led to the development of pasteurization
  • Differentiate between pasteurization and sterilization
  • Explain the resistance toward pasteurization