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Is ricotta pasteurised?

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muminlondon Fri 03-Dec-04 16:10:14

Just trying to find out for a colleague cooking dinner for a pregnant vegetarian friend!

aloha Fri 03-Dec-04 16:11:35

Will it be cooked anyway? If so, then it doesn't matter. All cheese is safe if cooked.

muminlondon Fri 03-Dec-04 16:13:06

I never thought of that! But of course. Thanks, Aloha.

christmaskitty Fri 03-Dec-04 23:55:14

Ricotta is made from pasteurised milk and it is also usually given a second heat treatment of up to 90degs and is hot filled into it's final container (so no risk of Listeria).

It is perfectly safe for a pregnant woman.

(I'm a food microbiologist )

harasc Mon 29-Oct-12 12:58:43

generally, when you have to use ricotta cheese for a meal, you add it at the very end, coz it doesn't need to be cooked.

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