Accession Number:

AD0626178

Title:

STORAGE LIFE OF FROZEN FRANKFURTERS

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,31 May 1961,30 Jun 1963

Corporate Author:

VISKING CO CHICAGO IL CHICAGO

Report Date:

1965-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

Frankfurters prepared in accordance with standard commercial formulations and processes simulated the rancidity pattern observed under field conditions. Some experimental lots were evaluated as rancid after 2 to 3 months storage at 0 to -10F other lots were found to be free of rancidity after 6 months. Experiments involving the use of prooxidants or exposure to ultraviolet radiation showed no promise of differentiating between frankfurters undergoing rapid and slow oxidative changes during frozen storage. Observations were performed on the suitability of the thiobarbituric acid TBA test and on the determination of volatile reducing substances VRS to the identification of frankfurters predisposed to rapid development of rancidity. Neither of these tests, even when used in conjunction with accelerated storage conditions, was found suitable for predicting the onset of rancidity during frozen storage.

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE