LiLi Pasteurizer in Use on Back to the Future Farm


| 5/29/2014 9:26:00 AM


Tags: fresh milk, pasteurization, tools, FDA approved,

Rose & Lee Hubbert and Mike O’Dell, partners in Back to the Future Farm in Middletown, New York, have received approval to operate the first-ever Bob-White Systems LiLi Pasteurizer on their farm in Middletown, New York. They plan to process and bottle milk—and make milk soaps, cheese and yogurt—from their 48 Holstein and Jersey cows to sell locally and at the NYC Greenmarkets this summer. The Hubberts and O’Dell passed rigorous inspection in April by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets and will begin processing LiLi Milk as early as June. This is the first LiLi Pasteurizer approved for use in the country.Side view of LiLi Pasteurizer

“The LiLi Pasteurizer is the best, FDA-approved low input-low impact HTST pasteurizer on the market,” says Steven A. Judge, the founder of Bob-White Systems and one of the chief designers of the LiLi. He adds: “This is revolutionary technology that works flawlessly and is gentle on the milk and saves valuable time.” The Hubberts and O’Dell were prepared to turn in an application to install a VAT pasteurization system when the LiLi passed inspection by the State of Vermont and received a favorable FDA review.

“The LiLi puts out the capacity we need without damaging the milk,” says Rose. “We did lots of taste tests of VAT-pasteurized milk and feel that LiLi milk is as close to raw as you can get. The LiLi is the least invasive pasteurization method on the market, which was a major selling point.”

“The LiLi opens up new income streams for dairy farmers like the Hubberts who wish to legally produce value-added products onsite,” says Judge. “It has the potential to make locally-produced, safe and delicious farm-fresh milk and other dairy products readily available again,” adds Judge.

The LiLi pasteurizer is available at a significantly lower price than comparable machines—$75,000 (depending on upgrades, installation costs and accessories), and Bob-White Systems offers financing options and cash rebates on complementary equipment.

“The LiLi pasteurizer is truly low input and low impact. It requires very little energy, time and resources to set up,” adds Judge. The LiLi pasteurizes at between 163 and 165 degrees and holds that temperature consistently to within one degree. It operates so dependably and at such consistent temperatures that the milk is not diverted and reheated during the pasteurization process.” This protects the overall quality of the milk and produces a superior end product that will make better-tasting milk, cheese, yogurt, and other dairy products.




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