WTF does “Pasteurized” mean?

So I was looking at a carton of milk in the fridge the other day, (like you do…) and¬†inadvertently¬†reading the word that I’ve seen probably a million times (ok maybe not that many) “Pasteurized.” It occurred to me: what does that even mean? I think we assume that it’s a good and natural part of how we get our milk, but why? I figured I’d try to do some research and figure that out. Pasturization is a process developed by Louis Pasteur which uses heat to destroy human pathogens. According to the International Dairy Food Association, “‘pasteurized’ and similar terms … Continue reading WTF does “Pasteurized” mean?