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Arbitrary microbiological limits or noticeable organoleptic decline are mainly used to define the shelf life of vacuum packaged chilled beef (VPCB). Excellent temperature control is critical to enable a long shelf life. The robustness of export supply chains was tested by sending Australian VPCB (striploins) to three Chinese destinations and a CONTROL (Brisbane, Australia) treatment (~-1 °C). Data loggers monitored temperature during storage and meat biochemistry (pH, color, weep), aerobic plate counts, lactic acid bacteria, total volatile basic nitrogen (TVB-N) and sensory changes were measured 84, 98, 120 and 140 days postslaughter. Temperature was generally well maintained and sensory scores were not indicative of spoilage. Microbial counts did not increase from 84 to 140 days, however TVB-N increased with time and was a better predictor of sensory attributes. TVB-N was below the limit of 15 mg/100 g in all CONTROL samples but most Chinese samples exceeded this value. This study demonstrated that extended shelf life is feasible with excellent temperature control.
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Name: Meat science
The effect of superchilled storage (SC, -4 °C) on shelf life and quality characteristics of M. longissimus lumborum from Chinese Yellow cattle compared with traditional chilling (TC, 2 °C) and f...
A comparative evaluation on the effect of carbon dioxide (CO ) on quality and shelf life of Atlantic salmon loins pasteurized with microwave and conventional technology was conducted. The experimental...
It is well established, that certain bacteria within the Brochothrix, Carnobacterium, Lactobacillus, Lactococcus, and Leuconostoc genera have an important role in the spoilage of chill stored poultry ...
This study aimed to monitor development of spoilage-associated microbiota on high-oxygen Modified Atmosphere Packaged (MAP) minced beef, assess diversity of Pseudomonas spp. therein employing a polyph...
This investigation was carried out to evaluate the effect of active and passive modified atmosphere packaging on quality and shelf life of yellow bell pepper fruits. Yellow bell pepper fruits were pac...
This is a 6 month long study to evaluate the inclusion or exclusion of beef within a weight loss program.
This study is a prospective, limited-use evaluation of the ENTact™ Septal Stapler for tissue approximation utilizing staples with extended shelf life. The ENTact™ Septal Stapler will be ...
The investigators have added an additional electrode to the vacuum device for birth in which they can monitor the fetus during delivery.
The purpose of the main study is to determine whether the daily consumption of protein-rich meals containing high quality, lean beef products improves appetite control and cognitive functi...
The study titled, Manual Versus Electric Vacuum Aspiration for Pregnancy Termination Between 10-14 weeks: A Randomized Trial, is a randomized trial to compare procedure times for manual an...
Hospital equipment and supplies, packaged for long-term storage, sufficient to set up a general hospital in an emergency situation. They are also called Packaged Disaster Hospitals and formerly Civil Defense Emergency Hospitals.
Aspiration of the contents of the uterus with a vacuum curette.
In Chinese philosophy and religion, two principles, one negative, dark, and feminine (yin) and one positive, bright, and masculine (yang), from whose interaction all things are produced and all things are dissolved. As a concept the two polar elements referred originally to the shady and sunny sides of a valley or a hill but it developed into the relationship of any contrasting pair: those specified above (female-male, etc.) as well as cold-hot, wet-dry, weak-strong, etc. It is not a distinct system of thought by itself but permeates Chinese life and thought. A balance of yin and yang is essential to health. A deficiency of either principle can manifest as disease. (Encyclopedia Americana)
A plant genus of the family ORCHIDACEAE which depends on the fungus Armillaria mellea to complete its life cycle. It is an ingredient of Zhenxuanyin (DRUGS, CHINESE HERBAL).
A plant genus of the family RUTACEAE which is used in Chinese medicine (DRUGS, CHINESE HERBAL). Evodiamine and other quinazoline alkaloids (QUINAZOLINES) are obtained from the fruit of E. ruticarpa.