IDF has today released Bulletin No.516 on Heat Treatments of Milk, which looks at the processing of milk, the oldest processing technology in the dairy sector. The following publication provides an overview of the different heat treatments applied to milk for direct consumption or before further processing and their verification procedures. The Bulletin can be served as an accompaniment to our recently published Bulletin 496 on the technology of pasteurisation and its effect on the microbiological and nutritional aspects of milk.
Said Walter Bisig, author of the publication: “ESL (extended shelf-life) milk is the type of milk most recently introduced to the market. It has a refrigerated shelf-life of 15 to 60 days, depending on raw milk quality, applied ESL technology, type of packaging and packaging system, the extent of post-processing contamination, and the temperature during post-processing, storage, and distribution” For more or to download the bulletin visit fil-idf.org