un·​pas·​teur·​ized ˌən-ˈpas-chə-ˌrīzd How to pronounce unpasteurized (audio)
: not subjected to pasteurization : not pasteurized
unpasteurized milk

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Raw flour can be contaminated with Escherichia coli (E. coli) and salmonella, and unpasteurized eggs have been a carrier of salmonella, too. Lindsey Bever, Anchorage Daily News, 26 May 2023 Most raw cookie dough is made with unpasteurized eggs or raw flour and can have germs like salmonella and E. coli, according to the CDC. Nadine El-bawab, ABC News, 24 May 2023 Pregnant Hispanics are at highest risk, likely due to eating traditional soft cheeses such as queso fresco and other foods made with milk that is unpasteurized, the FDA said. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 10 Apr. 2023 Undercooked meat and unpasteurized milk can also cause Salmonella infections, the Mayo Clinic notes. Wyatte Grantham-philips, USA TODAY, 1 Apr. 2023 His nama, or unpasteurized, sake is fuller and wilder, almost in your face with a lightly raspy texture. Eric Asimov, New York Times, 27 Feb. 2023 How about a sneak attack by Brucella or Salmonella lurking in unpasteurized cheese or undercooked meat as the spark that incited her orbital inferno? Claire Panosian Dunavan, Discover Magazine, 8 Oct. 2014 Emboldened by the results of these early interventions, Straus started an extended campaign to outlaw unpasteurized milk, an effort that was ferociously opposed by the milk industry and its representatives in statehouses around the country. New York Times, 27 Apr. 2021 This local Swiss cheese can not be brought over to the French side due to stringent European regulations affecting unpasteurized dairy products. Miquel Ros, CNN, 20 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1881, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unpasteurized was in 1881

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“Unpasteurized.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unpasteurized. Accessed 2 Jun. 2023.

Medical Definition


variants also British unpasteurised
: not pasteurized
unpasteurized milk
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