The Introduction of Mandatory Pasteurization in Canada
July 17, 2021

The Introduction of Mandatory Pasteurization in Canada

July 17, 2021

The first provincial laws mandating pasteurization (Ontario, 1930s) were introduced not in response to food safety concerns but as a marketplace strategy to eliminate competition from farmers who were selling milk direct to consumers:  see pp 26-27 of “1932 – 1966 the Ontario Whole Milk Producers’ League” (by E. H. Brethour and C. L. Clarke, 1966) below:

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Source: Raw Milk Policy – Information for Canadians




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