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Milk Purification (Process)

Volume 388: debated on Thursday 1 April 1943

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asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been drawn to the system of milk purification, perfected in Denmark prior to the war, called "Stassanisation"; and whether he will take an early opportunity of giving the House the details of this process and the considered opinion of his Ministry thereon?

Yes, Sir. This Ministry is aware of the 'process known as "Stassanisation." I am advised that briefly, the process is to raise milk to a temperature of between 163.4 and 167 degrees Fahrenheit for about seven seconds, by passing it in a thin layer between two water heated pipes, If properly carried out, the method is efficacious for destroying pathogenic organisms.