Ultra-high temperature processing


A processing (UHT), which sterilises food by heating it above 135°C (275°F), the temperature required to kill spores in milk for 1 to 2 seconds.

Alternative labels

ultra-high temperatures processing
ultra-high temperature systems
ultra-high temperature process
ultra-high temperature measuring
ultra-high temperature mechanisms
ultra-high temperature procedures

Skill type


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Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Ultra-high temperature processing is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Milk heat treatment process operator: Milk heat treatment process operators use equipments to perform different methods of pasteurisation and/or sterilisation to dairy liquid products. They operate equipment such as raw product booster pumps, homogenisers, flavour control equipment, clarifiers, separators, auxiliary pumps, and filters.

Optional knowledge

Ultra-high temperature processing is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Dairy products manufacturing worker: Dairy products manufacturing workers set up, operate and tend equipment to process milk, cheese, ice cream and other dairy products.

Dairy processing operator: Dairy processing operators set up and operate continuous flow or vat-type equipment to process milk, cheese, ice cream, and other dairy products following specific instructions, methods and formulas.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022

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