Accession Number:

AD0736360

Title:

Irradiation Studies on Meat

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Mar 1962-Mar 1967

Corporate Author:

SWIFT AND CO CHICAGO IL RESEARCH LABS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

Ten different items representing five different meats, which had been radiation-sterilized while at a temperature near liquid nitrogen, were evaluated by consumer panels for acceptance, and by a trained expert panel for irradiation flavor intensity. In four of the ten items tested, the consumer panels rated the irradiated samples as good, or better, than the non-irradiated frozen controls. Acceptance scores and comments were sufficiently favorable to suggest that the consumers did not find any of the irradiated items objectionable. The expert panel rated the irradiated samples on an average midway between little and very little for irradiation flavor intensity. Expert panel scores were useful in determining to what extent irradiation flavor affected over-all acceptance scores.

Subject Categories:

  • Food, Food Service and Nutrition

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE