Aspergillus is a type of naturally occurring fungus with 250 known species. Of those 250 species, 60 are considered pathogenic and harmful to human and animal health. Aspergillus can be found all over the United States, the most common strains being A. Niger, A. Fumigatus, A. Flavus and A.
Although Pasteurization is new to the cannabis industry, the process of killing microbials in consumables has been around for hundreds of years. The ancient Egyptians found that pouring fresh beer into hot Clay pots and then burying them in the cool earth reduced the number of batches that Soured.
Pasteurization has been used for many years and is widely applied in the production of consumables such as milk, syrup, salsa, baby food etc. There are many viruses and diseases that pasteurization prevents, such as tuberculosis, brucellosis, diphtheria, scarlet fever, and Q-fever.