Is the milk homogenized before or after pasteurization

Is homogenized milk harmful to health?

Andreas Höpfner, on July 21, 2020, 8:38 am
1. Since my operation where I was pumped full of antibiotics (3 days), I could no longer tolerate products with milk. So no butter or muesli with milk. (Stomach pain, intestinal problems, etc.) Some time ago I found milk that was only pasteurized. I drank half a liter of this milk (only pasteurized) at risk. No more problems. Even with milk straight from the cow. Since I only eat dairy products that are only pasteurized .. If I now drink bought butter, for example, or milk that is homogenized, I have severe problems with my stomach and intestines.

Stefan, on May 25th, 2020, 12:43 am
Maybe you should think about the fact that it is weird to give your own children a substitute instead of breast milk. And to take away the poor animal offspring's own food as a waste product of moth farming and to replace it again?

Jung-König, on May 9th, 2020, 9:34 pm
Hello, very nice article and the factual attitude of the editorial team. I cannot find any “harmfulness” either. I am only aware of one study that shows a connection to pasteurized (i.e. heated) milk in children with allergies: allergic-to-heated-milk-not-to-raw-milk / but not too homogenized. The fact that both (homogenizing and pasteurizing) mostly occur together (first heating, then homogenizing), homogenization could be blamed for allergies. But it seems more like heating. Maybe something for the editors to follow up on.

Dr. Thomas Gräßer, on April 25th, 2020, 5:58 pm
There are now numerous publications on the allergenic risks of homogenized milk, which is nothing more than an "industrial product" and no longer has much to do with what comes out of the udder. Incidentally, the only reason for homogenizing milk is likely to be to increase sales, as the product is supposedly "more beautiful" and, together with pasteurization, has a longer shelf life. The argument that the consumer might think the milk is spoiled because it is cream is absurd. A note on the package that otherwise says much more or less informative information would be sufficient. Consumers are not that stupid! Unfortunately, your arguments are once again very sales and manufacturer-oriented!


Editorial staff:
According to our research, there is no reliable evidence-based data on the allergenic risks of homogenized milk. The last review on the subject by Marie-Caroline Michalski comes to the following conclusion: "The homogenization has no influence on milk allergy and intolerance in allergic children and lactose-intolerant or milk-hypersensitive adults."

Michalski MC. On the supposed influence of milk homogenization on the risk of CVD, diabetes and allergy. British Journal of Nutrition 2007; 97 (4): 598-610

Please feel free to send us the publications you mean so that we can examine them.

The trade is mainly based on demand. So far, the majority of consumers do not want the milk to be creamed. In addition, we keep getting inquiries from unsettled consumers because they have not been familiar with cream milk before. Our statements are by no means sales- or manufacturer-oriented, but relate to our daily work.

Frieda, on December 22nd, 2019, 9:11 am
The fact that individual consumers may consider cream milk to be of poor quality is not an effective argument for the unnecessary denaturation of milk. It is an argument for improved consumer education. And there is also no evidence that homogenization is easier to digest. Rather, the subjective complaints due to the consumption of Miich, such as flatulence and digestive disorders, have increased since the nationwide supply of homogenized or highly heated milk.

Gustav Lampe, on December 1st, 2018, 8:27 am
However, there are studies and information according to which homogenized milk is responsible for the hardening of the arteries in the coronary arteries, respectively. Blood vessels.

You can easily find out more from a professional by means of a keyword search on the Internet.

It should therefore be made public in which countries non-homogenized milk is available and in which countries homogenized milk is generally sold in department stores, resp. that you can only get healthy milk directly from the farm that has not been homogenized.


Editorial staff:
We cannot find any well-founded studies that support a connection between homogenized milk and hardening of the arteries.

To the best of our knowledge, there is a discussion about an increased risk of allergies in the case of homogenized milk.

In the organic sector, in addition to Demeter products, there are other providers who offer non-homogenized fresh milk.

The indication "homogenized" on milk packaging is voluntary.

It can be assumed that manufacturers use information such as “not homogenized”, “natural creaming” or “can naturally cream” to draw attention to the lack of homogenization.

Otherwise, it is conceivable that today's customers are surprised that more and more cream settles on the surface of the milk during storage, and they might consider the milk to be of poor quality or spoiled.