Asked in Food & Cooking
What should you know about germs that are already in food?
Germs that are already in food should be killed as often as is possible with proper heating, thorough cooking, and refrigeration. Many people are not aware of the germs that are present in undercooked food. ...
Asked in Science
What is the process of heating food or liquid to a temperature that kills most pathogens?
The process of heating food to kill off pathogens is known as pasteurization, named after the inventor of the process, Louis Pasteur. If the goal is to kill all pathogens, then the process would be called sterilization, which can involve heat and other methods such as chemical reactions and irradiation. ...
Asked in Drinks and Beverages, Food Safety
Who invented a method to sterilize?
Louis Pasteur in 1861. He saved the milk and beer industries by suggesting that people lightly heat the liquid is a sealed container to kill the germs. His germ theory was what helped him figure out that it was germs that made food go bad, not bad food that made germs, which in turn was key to his pasteurisation idea. ...
Can heating be used in the preservation of food and media?
Heating to over 160F will kill all major food spoilage bacteria. This is the process used in both pasteurization and food canning to preserve foods. If you do not heat to 160F enough bacteria will survive to cause the food to spoil in the can and cause food poisoning, this is a common issue with home canned food. ...
What can happen if you eat food that contains germs?
everything has germs, the worst that could happen is food poisoning and that is only if the food has been prepared wrong or contaminated by raw meat ...
Asked in Microbiology, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry
Today you use a process of heating liquids to prvent spoiling by bacteria and othe microorganisms What is that process called and for what food is it used?
pasteurization, this is mainly used for milk or milk products.