Application of an electronic nose for quality assessment of modified atmosphere packaged poultry meat

Tiina Rajamäki (Corresponding Author), Hanna-Leena Alakomi, Tiina Ritvanen, Eija Skyttä, Maria Smolander, Raija Ahvenainen

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Abstract

The applicability of an electronic nose for the quality control of modified atmosphere (MA) packaged broiler chicken cuts was evaluated in different temperature regimes. The electronic nose results were compared with those obtained by microbiological, sensory and headspace GC analyses. The electronic nose could clearly distinguish broiler chicken packages with deteriorated quality from fresh packages either earlier than or at the same time as the sensory quality deteriorated. Concerning the microbiological quality, the counts of Enterobacteriaceae and hydrogen sulphide-producing bacteria were most consistent with the electronic nose results. The results indicated that the electronic nose was capable of detecting even early signals of spoilage in MA packed poultry meat.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-13
Number of pages9
JournalFood Control
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • Electronic nose
  • Poultry
  • Headspace

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