un·​pas·​teur·​ized | \ ˌən-ˈpas-chə-ˌrīzd How to pronounce unpasteurized (audio) , -ˈpa-styə-, -stə-\

Definition of unpasteurized

: not subjected to pasteurization : not pasteurized unpasteurized milk

Examples of unpasteurized in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Their raw, unpasteurized krauts boast remarkable quality in terms of texture and tongue tingle that mirror homemade versions — but that’s only half the fun. Paul Stephen, ExpressNews.com, "Cleveland Kraut is the fermented treat you need," 30 Oct. 2019 But a special designation is reserved for cheeses produced with unpasteurized milk from French cows. New York Times, "This Fungus Mutates. That’s Good News if You Like Cheese.," 15 Oct. 2019 The man hadn’t recently traveled to areas where tuberculosis is common, hadn’t been around anyone infected with tuberculosis, and hadn't ingested unpasteurized milk (all possible causes of tuberculosis). Korin Miller, Health.com, "A Michigan Man Contracted Tuberculosis From a Deer—Here's What You Need to Know," 27 Sep. 2019 The family business, located along State Road in North Royalton, boasts the only working cider press in Cuyahoga County and sells unpasteurized apple cider, as well as apples, peaches, pumpkins and other fall favorites. cleveland, "North Royalton Harvest Fest beats the heat," 23 Sep. 2019 Infectious disease researchers investigating the cases traced the infections back to beef from the US and soft cheeses from Mexico (mostly queso fresco, which is typically made from unpasteurized milk). Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Deadly superbug outbreak in humans linked to antibiotic spike in cows," 23 Aug. 2019 The milk is unscreened and unpasteurized, which is why both the Food and Drug Administration and the American Academy of Pediatrics advise against using it. Zoe Greenberg, BostonGlobe.com, "‘Everybody wants it’: The thriving breast milk market," 10 Aug. 2019 Also, unpasteurized juices may contain harmful bacteria that cause infections. Elizabeth Lawrence, USA TODAY, "Vaping, juice cleanses, fitness trackers: Some 'healthy' trends are riskier than you think," 4 July 2019 Other Crypto outbreaks have been traced back to cattle farms, childcare centers and consumption of unpasteurized milk and apple cider, according to the CDC. Jamie Ducharme, Time, "A Fecal Parasite Is Causing More Disease Outbreaks, and Swimming Pools May Be to Blame, CDC Says," 1 July 2019

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1881, in the meaning defined above

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17 Nov 2019

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variants: also British unpasteurised \ -​ˈpas-​chə-​ˌrīzd How to pronounce unpasteurised (audio) \

Medical Definition of unpasteurized

: not pasteurized unpasteurized milk

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