8. Which of the following statements is TRUE regarding pasteurization?

8. Which of the following statements is TRUE regarding pasteurization?

1. [a] The sole objective of pasteurization is to sterilize the food.

2. [b] Pasteurization is carried out at higher pressures than sterilization of non-food items.

3. (c) Generally the lower the temperature, the shorter the time also.

4. [d] Pasteurization takes into account that many foods are more sensitive to heat than the contaminating pathogens.

5. [e] Pasteurization can be carried out at room temperature.

9. Which of the following statements is TRUE regarding steam sterilization?

1. [a] It is a universal technique, applicable to a product of any nature.

2. [b] At the same temperature, usually more effective than dry heat.

3. [c] Steam sterilization is amenable to a continuous workflow (e.g., heat tunnel).

4. [d] The purpose of the steam is to keep the product from drying out during sterilization.

5. [e] Steam cannot be combined any other sterilization technique.

10. Which of the following items is the least suitable for sterilization by autoclave?

1. [a] Water for injection

2. [b] Surgical tools

3. [c] Insulin solution (a protein)

4. [d] All of the above are equally suitable.

5. [e] None of the above is suitable.


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