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Characterization of Sarda sheep carcasses used in the processing of meat products

Mazzette, Rina and Meloni, Domenico and De Santis, Enrico Pietro Luigi and Santercole, Viviana and Scarano, Christian and Cosseddu, A. M. (2005) Characterization of Sarda sheep carcasses used in the processing of meat products. Veterinary Research Communications, Vol. 29 (Suppl. 2), p. 335-338. eISSN 1573-7446. Article.

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DOI: 10.1007/s11259-005-0075-4

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Abstract

Meat quality is perceived by consumers as being connected with certain sensory characteristics. These are colour, texture, fragrance and tenderness (Ruiz De Huidobro et al., 2003). Some authors have studied the relationship between the different productive parameters such as rearing system, age, sex, etc., and the biological characteristics of muscles, sensory parameters, or those of economic interest such as carcass conformation and slaughter yield (Mandell et al., 1998; Byrne et al., 2000; Maltin et al., 2001; Maher et al., 2004; Sami et al., 2004). The research on sheep has concentrated on evaluating the quality of lamb meat (Arsenos et al., 2002; Priolo et al., 2002; Santos-Silva et al., 2002). There is a dearth of information on adult ovine meat, which is little appreciated and economically undervalued. This study is designed to evaluate some quality aspects of Sarda sheep carcasses used in the processing of meat products, in order to meet producer demand for a system that is able to measure meat quality. The technology and characteristics of adult sheep meat products have been described in previous studies (Mazzette et al., 2001).

Item Type:Article
ID Code:7999
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:Meat products, quality assessment, sheep meat
Subjects:Area 07 - Scienze agrarie e veterinarie > VET/04 Ispezione degli alimenti di origine animale
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 01 Dipartimenti > Biologia animale
Publisher:Springer
eISSN:1573-7446
Deposited On:03 Oct 2012 11:54

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