The secret behind tender pork

M D Aaslyng, M Hviid

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Abstract

Carcass chilling is important for pork quality traits such as water holding capacity (drip loss) but also for tenderness. In order to prevent cold shortening and excessive drip loss, effective chilling, equivalent to one hour in a blast chilling tunnel at a temperature between -18 and -22°C, which ensures that the average temperature of the carcass does not go below 5-7°C up to 110 minutes after sticking.
Original languageEnglish
JournalFleischwirtschaft International
Volume2
ISSN0179-2415
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes

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