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Africa: Health authority uses green system to pasteurize milk

South Africa’s Department of Health has endorsed ongoing studies of the use of SurePure’s ultra-violet (UV) photopurification as an alternative to pasteurization for the treatment to raw milk to make it safe for human consumption.

If successful, the program will allow South Africa’s farmers to use the SurePure photopurification Technology as an alternative processing method to purify, bottle and sell their raw milk.

Milk Independent and Cairnbrogie Farm of Plettenberg Bay, South Africa will be the first to commercialize the process.

SurePure offers liquid photopurification as a green alternative to pasteurization and chemicals. Using its patented ‘Turbulator’ technology, SurePure systems use UV-C light to purify microbiologically sensitive liquids such as wine, fruit juice and milk.

Although designed to deliver food-grade solutions, it can be used to improve processing liquids such as water, brines and sugar syrup solutions, even animal blood plasma.

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