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Macc Rigdon, Yen-Con Hung, Alexander M Stelzleni
Sixty-four pork loins were randomly assigned to one of four treatments to evaluate the use of alkaline electrolyzed reduced water as a replacement for traditional enhancement solutions. Treatments included: alkaline electrolyzed reduced water (EOH; pH≈11.5), EOH plus 2.5% potassium-lactate (EOK), industry standard (IS; 0.35% sodium tri-polyphosphate, 0.14% sodium chloride, 2.5% potassium-lactate), and no enhancement (CON). After enhancement (targeting 110%) and rest period, chops were cut (2.54-cm) to test treatment effects on water holding capacity, Warner-Bratzler shear force (WBSF), and sensory attributes...
October 14, 2016: Meat Science
F Borrisser-Pairó, N Panella-Riera, M Gil, Z Kallas, M B Linares, M Egea, M D Garrido, M A Oliver
Boar taint is an unpleasant odour and flavour present in some entire male pigs that is due to the presence of androstenone and skatole. The aim of the study was to assess the sensitivity of 150 consumers to androstenone and to compare the acceptability and liking of meat from castrated and entire pigs, cooked with different cooking methods. Meat samples consisted of loins from castrated (CM) and entire male pigs (EM) with high levels of androstenone cooked by two cooking methods: sous-vide and fried/breaded with garlic and parsley...
October 13, 2016: Meat Science
Luiz H P Silva, Pedro V R Paulino, Gutierrez J F Assis, Debora E F Assis, Mauricio M Estrada, Matheus C Silva, Jaqueline C Silva, Taiane S Martins, Sebastião C Valadares Filho, Mário F Paulino, Mario L Chizzotti
This study evaluated the effects of growth rate during post-weaning growing phase on carcass traits and beef quality. Thirty-four Nellore young bulls were randomly assigned to one of three treatments: LOW, MEDIUM or HIGH growth rate during post-weaning growing phase followed by high growth rate in the finishing phase. The growth rate affected (P<0.05) all carcass traits evaluated at the end of post-weaning growing phase, except ultimate pH. Carcass dressing was greatest (P<0.05) for the HIGH growth rate group in both phases...
October 12, 2016: Meat Science
M H Romero, L F Uribe-Velásquez, J A Sánchez, A A Rayas-Amor, G C Miranda-de la Lama
The aim of the study was to determine the effects of abattoir type (conventional abattoir -CA- versus modern abattoir -MA-) on stress parameters and risk factors for high muscle pH in Colombia. A total of 522 Zebu young bulls were studied in two groups: 285 at CA, and 237 at MA. Blood samples were taken to measure cortisol, glucose, lactate, creatine kinase, β-hydroxybutyrate, total protein, albumin, creatinine, urea, haematocrit, leukocytes and N/L ratio. Cattle were monitored during the unloading, lairage, handling and stunning...
October 11, 2016: Meat Science
DeMetris D Reed, Lee-Anne J Walter, Angela N Schmitz, Daniel E Guadián-García, Ty E Lawrence
Palatability attributes of beef striploin steaks mechanically enhanced with pork fat were evaluated. Striploins were collected from USDA Standard steer carcasses, longitudinally cut into halves (lateral or medial) and assigned randomly to pork fat injection (PFI) or non-injected control (CON). Loin halves assigned to PFI were enhanced with pork fat using a multi-needle injector. Steaks were analyzed via Warner-Bratzler shear force, trained and consumer sensory panels, and proximate analysis (cooked and uncooked)...
October 5, 2016: Meat Science
Maria A Oliveira, Susana P Alves, José Santos-Silva, Rui J B Bessa
Forty lambs were fed one of four diets supplemented with a linseed and sunflower oil blend but differing in starch level (mid, ≈35 vs. high, ≈50%) and starch rumen degradability (mid, ≈70 vs. high, ≈80%). The effects of diet on growth, carcass traits and meat fatty acid (FA) composition, with emphasis on biohydrogenation intermediates were evaluated. Lambs stayed on trial for 5weeks until slaughter. Treatment had no effect on animal performance and carcass traits. High-degradability diets decreased (P=0...
October 5, 2016: Meat Science
Dr David Hopkins
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October 3, 2016: Meat Science
Małgorzata Czerwonka, Andrzej Tokarz
In developed countries, due to high content and bioavailability, red and processed meats are the main sources of iron in the diet. Adequate intake of this nutrient is essential for the proper development and functioning of the human body, and its deficiencies are associated mainly with the occurrence of anemia, which is one of the most widespread nutritional problems in the world. However, excessive intake of iron can be detrimental to health. Studies have shown that high consumption of red meat and its products, and thereby iron, particularly in the form of heme, increases the risk of non-communicable diseases, including cancers, type II diabetes and cardiovascular disease...
October 2, 2016: Meat Science
Jun-Hu Cheng, Bart Nicolai, Da-Wen Sun
Muscle foods are very important for a well-balanced daily diet. Due to their perishability and vulnerability, there is a need for quality and safety evaluation of such foods. Hyperspectral imaging (HSI) coupled with multivariate analysis is becoming increasingly popular for the non-destructive, non-invasive, and rapid determination of important quality attributes and the classification of muscle foods. This paper reviews recent advances of application of HSI for predicting some significant muscle foods parameters, including color, tenderness, firmness, springiness, water-holding capacity, drip loss and pH...
October 1, 2016: Meat Science
Hae In Yong, Haelim Lee, Sanghoo Park, Jooyoung Park, Wonho Choe, Samooel Jung, Cheorun Jo
The aims of the present study were to examine the use of a flexible thin-layer plasma system in inactivating bacteria and mold on beef jerky in a commercial package and to evaluate the physicochemical changes of the jerky. After plasma treatment for 10min, Escherichia coli O157:H7, Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella Typhimurium, and Aspergillus flavus populations on the beef jerky were reduced by approximately 2 to 3Log CFU/g. No significant changes in metmyoglobin content, shear force, and myofibrillar fragmentation index were found in the plasma-treated beef jerky...
September 30, 2016: Meat Science
Yu Fu, Jette F Young, Margrethe Therkildsen
The present research was performed to investigate endogenous release of bioactive peptides in beef during postmortem aging times (1, 10 and 20days). Gradually decreased Warner-Bratzler shear force (WBSF) values of longissimus thoracis (LT) and semitendinosus (ST) muscles were observed and the degradation of structural proteins and collagen led to release of low-molecular weight (<3kDa) peptides. These peptides exhibited 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical scavenging capacity, ACE- and renin-inhibitory activities...
September 30, 2016: Meat Science
Awal Fuseini, Steve B Wotton, Phil J Hadley, Toby G Knowles
The importance of religious slaughter from economic, emotive and ethical viewpoints is significant. There are apparent economic benefits associated with trading in meats slaughtered according to religious traditions. Some religious authorities insist on the slaughter of animals without stunning, but this, according to many researchers, compromises animal welfare. We conducted a survey of Islamic scholars and Halal consumers, 66 scholars from 55 organisations and 314 consumers from 54 UK cities/towns were surveyed...
September 29, 2016: Meat Science
S Bover-Cid, N Belletti, T Aymerich, M Garriga
This work aimed to quantify the impact of aw and fat content of dry-cured ham on the Log reduction of Salmonella enterica by high pressure (HP). Dry-cured ham with adjusted aw (0.86-0.96) and fat content (10-50%) was inoculated with S. enterica and pressurised (347-852MPa, 5min/15°C), following a Central Composite Design. Polynomial regression indicated a significant impact of pressure and aw on S. enterica HP-lethality. By lowering aw a clear piezoprotection was observed. At low aw (0.88) the S. enterica reduction was little affected by increasing pressure (e...
September 29, 2016: Meat Science
Damian Conrad Frank, Geert Geesink, Tharcilla I R C Alvarenga, Rod Polkinghorne, Janet Stark, Michael Lee, Robyn Warner
Lamb steaks from semimembranosus (SM) and longissimus thoracis et lumborum (LTL) muscles were allocated to three different packaging treatments - Darfresh® vacuum skin packaging (VSP), Darfresh® Bloom packaging (80% O2:20% CO2; Hi-Ox-DB) or high oxygen modified atmosphere packaging (80% O2:20% CO2; Hi-Ox-MAP) - and stored in simulated retail display for 5 or 10days and then subjected to consumer sensory and chemical analyses. Hi-Ox-MAP and Hi-Ox-DB samples had lower tenderness, flavor, juiciness and overall liking scores and higher TBARS values, compared to VSP...
September 23, 2016: Meat Science
N R Lambe, K A McLean, J Gordon, D Evans, N Clelland, L Bunger
Novel, multi-object X-ray computed tomography (CT) methodologies can individually analyse vacuum-packed meat samples scanned in batches of three or more, saving money and time compared to scanning live animals. If intramuscular fat (IMF), as a proxy for meat quality, can be predicted with similar accuracies as in live lambs, this method could be used to grade on quality, or to inform breeding programmes. Lamb loin cuts from commercial carcasses (n=303), varying in fat and conformation grade, were vacuum-packed and CT scanned, then tested for meat quality traits and by a trained taste panel...
September 21, 2016: Meat Science
Rodrigo Augusto Cortez Passetti, Juliana Akamine Torrecilhas, Mariana Garcia Ornaghi, Camila Mottin, Carlos Antonio Lopes de Oliveira, Ana Guerrero, Maria Del Mar Campo, Carlos Sañudo, Ivanor Nunes do Prado
Forty ½ Brown Swiss×½ Nellore crossbred bulls were distributed into three experimental groups: CON - diet without addition of essential oils; CLO - diet with average 5,000mg/animal/day of clove essential oils and CIN - diet with average 5,000mg/animal/day of cinnamon essential oils to evaluate three methodologies of visual acceptability: with steaks directly in Trays and Sequential and Random photos. Seventeen consumers evaluated visual appearance of meat using a 9-point structured hedonic scale. CON group presented higher shelf-life than essential oils groups...
September 21, 2016: Meat Science
Sabrina Albonetti, Paola Minardi, Fabiana Trombetti, Fabiana Savigni, Attilio Luigi Mordenti, Gian Marco Baranzoni, Carlo Trivisano, Fedele Pasquale Greco, Anna Badiani
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of dietary vitamin E or EconomasE™ supplementation on the growth of several background/pathogenic bacteria on rabbit carcasses and hamburgers during refrigerated storage. For 51days, 270 New Zealand rabbits received either a basal diet, or experimental diets enriched with 100 or 200mg/kg of vitamin E or EconomasE™. The bacteria studied were Salmonella, Listeria monocytogenes, Pseudomonas, Enterobacteriaceae, Escherichia coli, coagulase-positive staphylococci, plus both mesophilic and psychrotrophic aerobes...
September 16, 2016: Meat Science
Xiaojing Tian, Wei Wu, Qianqian Yu, Man Hou, Fang Gao, Xingmin Li, Ruitong Dai
The bacterial ecology of long term ohmic- (LTOH) and water bath- (WB) cooked pork longissimus lumborum during refrigerated storage was investigated by culture-dependent and amplicon sequencing of 16S rRNA gene. High bacterial diversity was observed in both LTOH- and WB-cooked meat, and the diversity decreased with prolonged storage, however, it was more complex in LTOH-cooked meat compared with WB treated ones. Bacillus, Pseudomonas, Enterococcus and Lactococcus were the most prevalent genera in the first two weeks and were replaced by Carnobacterium by the end of storage...
September 13, 2016: Meat Science
Aaron Ross Flakemore, Bunmi Sherifat Malau-Aduli, Peter David Nichols, Aduli Enoch Othniel Malau-Aduli
This study evaluated omega-3 intramuscular fatty acids in the longissimus thoracis et lumborum of commercially prepared Australian lamb loin chops. Meats, denuded of external fats were cooked by means of conductive dry-heat using a fry grilling hot plate, to a core temperature of 70°C. An untrained consumer panel assessed meat appearance, aroma, tenderness, juiciness, taste and overall liking. Results showed no compositional alterations (P>0.05) to omega-3 fatty acids due to cooking treatment, whereas on absolute terms (mg/100g muscle) omega-3 fatty acids significantly (P<0...
September 13, 2016: Meat Science
Małgorzata Konarska, Keigo Kuchida, Garth Tarr, Rodney J Polkinghorne
As marbling is a principal input into many grading systems it is important to have an accurate and reliable measurement procedure. This paper compares three approaches to measuring marbling: trained personnel, near infrared spectroscopy (NIR) and image analysis. One 25mm slice of meat was utilised from up to 12 cuts from 48 carcasses processed in Poland and France. Each slice was frozen to enable a consistent post-slaughter period then thawed for image analysis. The images were appraised by experienced beef graders and the sample used to determine fat content by NIR...
September 10, 2016: Meat Science
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