Meat and Meat Products: Processing Technology, Quality Control and Sensory Evaluation

A special issue of Foods (ISSN 2304-8158). This special issue belongs to the section "Meat".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 September 2024 | Viewed by 500

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Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue seeks is to provide integrated analysis of the major aspects impacting the quality control of meat and meat products including processing technologies and the identification of product origins through the determination of specific biomarkers such as fatty acids, volatile compounds, minerals, or isotope ratios, as well as the specific technologies used for their detection. We welcome submission of original research papers and review articles to address novel quality control technologies that ascertain the origins of foods and guarantee the sensory properties of meat and meat products.

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Keywords

  • biomarkers
  • traceability of meat and meat products
  • meat
  • meat products
  • sensory evaluation
  • human health foodomic

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Influence of Fish Species and Wood Type on Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons Contamination in Smoked Fish Meat
by Raul-Lucian Savin, Daniela Ladoși, Ioan Ladoși, Tudor Păpuc, Anca Becze, Oana Cadar, Iulia Torök, Dorina Simedru, Ștefania Codruța Mariș and Aurelia Coroian
Foods 2024, 13(12), 1790; https://doi.org/10.3390/foods13121790 - 7 Jun 2024
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Despite the numerous sensory, organoleptic and nutritional qualities, fish meat may also contain some toxic compounds with negative effects on human health. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are a class of chemicals resulting from incomplete combustion, found at high levels in thermally processed foods, [...] Read more.
Despite the numerous sensory, organoleptic and nutritional qualities, fish meat may also contain some toxic compounds with negative effects on human health. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are a class of chemicals resulting from incomplete combustion, found at high levels in thermally processed foods, especially in smoked fish. This research studied the influence of wood type (beech, plum and oak) and fish species (rainbow trout, carp and Siberian sturgeon) on PAH contamination in hot smoked fish. Benzo(a)Piren, Σ4PAHs and Σ15PAHs were considered as main indicators of PAH contamination. All-PAHs was quantified in all samples, indicating a specific dynamic of values due to the influence of variables. Generally, BaP (benzo(a)pyrene) content in the samples ranged from 0.11 µg/kg to 8.63 µg/kg, Σ4PAHs from 0.70 µg/kg to 45.24 µg/kg and Σ15PAHs from 17.54 µg/kg to 450.47 µg/kg. Thus, plum wood promoted the highest levels of PAHs, followed by oak and beech. Carp and Siberian sturgeon presented the highest concentrations of PAHs. Some of these parameters had levels that exceeded the limits allowed by legislation via Commission Regulation (EU) No 835/2011. Results revealed BaP levels > 2 µg/kg when plum wood was used in rainbow trout (4.04 µg/kg), carp (4.47 µg/kg) and Siberian sturgeon (8.63 µg/kg). Moreover, the same trend was found for Σ4PAHs, which exceeded 12 µg/kg in rainbow trout (17.57 µg/kg), carp (45.24 µg/kg) and Siberian sturgeon (44.97 µg/kg). Full article
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