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 Green Widow is part of a renaissance of probiotic hot sauces hitting the refrigerated section—and yes, these unpasteurized sauces do have to stay in the fridge all the time. Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appétit, "My Favorite Green Hot Sauce Is Very Much Alive," 23 Nov. 2020 The most common way to get brucellosis is by eating or drinking unpasteurized/raw dairy products. Claire Gillespie, Health.com, "A Brucellosis Outbreak in China Has Been Linked to a Factory Leak—Here's What You Need to Know," 18 Sep. 2020 Gelato Cimmino uses unpasteurized milk and a recipe that's been passed down generations, according to the gelato shop's website. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, The Arizona Republic, "Can't decide between coffee or ice cream? Here are 13 places for affogato in metro Phoenix," 20 Aug. 2020 One cheese that does get a name is graviera, made almost entirely of unpasteurized sheep's milk or a combination of sheep's and goat's milk, and traditionally aged in caves. Katherine Whittaker, Saveur, "There’s No Feta in Crete," 31 Jan. 2018 In Stichelton cheese, Schneider and Hodgson re-created the unpasteurized Stilton piece by piece, accounting for biological and environmental factors, in order to revive an old cheese in a new time. Ruby Tandoh, The New Yorker, "How a Cheese Goes Extinct," 2 Aug. 2020 The city Board of Health moved to close schools, parks, swimming pools and dance halls — in some cases, only to people under 21 — prohibited the sale of unpasteurized milk and discouraged tonsillectomies at this time. Paula Allen, ExpressNews.com, "Much like COVID-19, polio shut down schools, public places in 1946; officials urged hand washing and social distancing," 9 May 2020 However, most dairy farmers aren’t allowed to sell unpasteurized milk because of restrictions set in place by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Food and Drug Administration. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, "A Wisconsin Creamery Is Giving Free Milk to Community Members During the Pandemic," 23 Apr. 2020 Raw, unpasteurized milk can harbor germs like listeria, salmonella, campylobacter or cryptosporidium. Rachel Meltzer Warren, New York Times, "The Foods to Avoid When You’re Pregnant," 17 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of unpasteurized

1881, in the meaning defined above

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4 Dec 2020

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“Unpasteurized.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unpasteurized. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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

Medical Definition of unpasteurized

: not pasteurized unpasteurized milk

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