un·pas·teur·ized | \ ˌən-ˈpas-chə-ˌrīzd , -ˈpa-styə- , -stə- \

Definition of unpasteurized 

: not subjected to pasteurization : not pasteurized unpasteurized milk

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News outlets report that the Maryland Department of Health has confirmed at least nine cases of Vibrio infections linked to consumption of fresh, unpasteurized crab meat from Venezuela. Washington Post, "Illnesses in Md. linked to Venezuelan crab meat," 8 July 2018 The milk that independent middlemen gather from farmers and deliver to towns and villages is often unpasteurized and not properly refrigerated. Bill Spindle, WSJ, "A Milk Startup Takes On 300 Million Cows," 7 July 2018 Attend the evening session and try unfiltered and unpasteurized beer with no nitrogen or carbon dioxide added. Kari Bodnarchuk, BostonGlobe.com, "Here, there, and everywhere," 6 June 2018 So, to recap: The standard medical advice is to avoid all unpasteurized (a.k.a. raw milk) cheese. Liz Thorpe, Bon Appetit, "Wait, So What Cheese Can You Eat While Pregnant?," 23 Apr. 2018 That's why health officials preach the importance of thoroughly cooking meat and poultry and to avoid unpasteurized dairy products. Zlati Meyer, USA TODAY, "Romaine lettuce: why it's hard to keep it safe from E. coli and other bacteria," 9 May 2018 Generally, the agency advises using proper handwashing and kitchen sanitation when preparing food; cooking meat at proper temperatures; avoiding raw milk, unpasteurized dairy products and juices; and not swallowing water when swimming. Susan Scutti, CNN, "Why what's lurking in leafy greens can make you seriously sick," 2 May 2018 To avoid becoming infected with a harmful strain, the CDC recommends using proper hygiene; cooking meat at proper temperatures; avoiding raw milk, unpasteurized dairy products and juices; and not swallowing water when swimming. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "CDC expands E. coli warning to all romaine lettuce," 20 Apr. 2018 Just look for jars with labels that say raw or unpasteurized, since the heat of pasteurization kills the good bacteria, Gans says. Marygrace Taylor, Woman's Day, "These 10 Foods Are Cheaper and Healthier Than Pricey 'Superfoods'," 24 Nov. 2014

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1881, in the meaning defined above

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variants: also British unpasteurised \-ˈpas-chə-ˌrīzd \

Medical Definition of unpasteurized 

: not pasteurized unpasteurized milk

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