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Name: Barbara L. P.
Status: Educator
Age: 40s
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Date: August 2003


Question:
Does freezing fresh (raw) milk affect the bacterial counts, as compared to bacterial counts on fresh milk?



Replies:
This is speculation, but I think the freezing would drop the bacterial count to some limited degree. Many bacteria are quite resistant to freeze/thaw cycles. This would make a good science project for someone out there: do plate counts of bacteria before and after freezing the milk.....

Paul Mahoney, PhD



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