In response to several bacterial infections traced to its apple juice, McElligott now flash pasteurizes its apple jui...

bingolawyer on December 30, 2019

What distinguishes B and E?

What is the logic that distinguishes these two?

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Annie on December 30, 2019

Hi @bingolawyer,

The question asks you to find the answer choice which is "most supported" by the premises provided. Remember, that this does not require a complete match, and this may allow for a few options which are somewhat supported by the premises. You're looking for the best option.

Answer (D) is incorrect because it is too strong of a statement. We are told that intensive pasteurization is the most effective method for eliminating bacteria and that it also destroys flavor. But, we are not told that it is the "method most likely to destroy flavor." For instance, there could be a third method that we haven't been told about that completely destroys the flavor. Therefore, the premises haven't fully supported this answer choice.

Answer (E) is correct because it is fully supported by the premises provided. We are told that intensive pasteurization "eliminated bacteria more effectively than any other method." This means that apple juice which goes through intensive pasteurization will likely have more bacteria removed than apple juice that goes through any other method, including flash pasteurization, which is what McElligott uses. Additionally, this answer choice uses the phrase "less likely" which means even if there was a crazy day where intensive pasteurization didn't work as well as flash pasteurization, the statement would still be true.