The degradation of pyridoxine (PN), pyridoxal (PL), and pyridoxamine (PM) during thermal processing was evaluated in casein-based liquid model food systems. Limited evaluation of various potentially reactive ingredients suggested that vitamin B6 stability is not strongly a function of food system composition. Rapid interconversion of PL and PM was observed. Kinetic analysis of B6 vitamer degradation revealed approximately 2.5- to 3.5-fold greater stability of PN than the other nonphosphorylated vitamers, with activation energies of 27.3, 23.7, and 20.8 kcal/mol for the loss of total vitamin B6 after initial fortification with PN, PM, and PL, respectively. Limited studies with pyridoxal 5′-phosphate indicated that it is approximately 1.5- to 2-fold less stable than PL.