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Upper Control Limit.


The bag-shaped part of mammals like cows that has the mammary glands in it. Each gland has its own teat.


Ultra Heat Treatment. 

Ultrafiltration (UF)

Ultrafiltration. It is a medium-pressure filtration process where larger components are rejected by the membrane. It is used for protein standardisation of cheese milk, powders, lactose reduction of milk, etc.


Umami or savoury taste is one of the five basic tastes. It has been described as savoury and is characteristic of broths and cooked meat.

Uncured, unripened or fresh cheese

Cheese which is ready for consumption shortly after manufacture.


Something that is not wanted.


A mammal with hooves.

Unsaturated fat

The carbon chain in the fat is not fully saturated with hydrogen – this happens when there is at least one double bond in the carbon chain. Polyunsaturated fats have many double carbon bonds.

Up wind

So the wind is blowing any gases from a chemical spill away from you.

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