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

Examples of unpasteurized in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sequoia specializes in nama sake, a unique unpasteurized sake characterized by its short shelf-life and bold aromas. Madeleine Mori, Condé Nast Traveler, 8 Dec. 2023 Advocates and critics of unpasteurized milk square off In the void of evidence, both sides of the raw milk debate are shoring up their traditional perspectives. Chiara Eisner, NPR, 25 May 2024 As of May 22, more than 350 people with exposure to dairy cows and/or infected unpasteurized cow's milk have been monitored. Mary Kekatos, ABC News, 24 May 2024 Numerous states began mandating pasteurization and the U.S. federal government eventually banned interstate sales of unpasteurized milk in the late 1980s. Laura Doan, CBS News, 13 May 2024 Sales of raw milk appear to be on the rise, despite years of warnings about the health risks of drinking the unpasteurized products — and an outbreak of bird flu in dairy cows. Jonel Aleccia, Fortune, 14 May 2024 Americans can buy unpasteurized milk in conservative and liberal states — at markets in Georgia and high-end grocery stores like Erewhon in California. Laura Doan, CBS News, 13 May 2024 Coleman, who is an advisor to the Raw Milk Institute, has provided expert testimony on the benefits of the unpasteurized dairy product in courtrooms across the nation. Susanne Rust, Los Angeles Times, 12 May 2024 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has always advised against drinking raw milk, but the agency is reminding consumers to avoid unpasteurized dairy products because of the current bird flu outbreak in cattle herds. Stephanie Brown, Verywell Health, 7 May 2024

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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 20 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition


variants also British unpasteurised
: not pasteurized
unpasteurized milk
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