This work is a result of research sponsored in part by the National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, Dept. of Commerce, under grant number NA-86-ABH-00030, in part by NOAA, National Sea Grant College Program, Dept. of Commerce, under grant number NA85AA-D-SG140, project number A/EA-1, through the California Sea Grant College Program, and in part by the California State Resources Agency. The U.S. Government is authorized to reproduce and distribute for governmental purposes.
Postmortem Changes in Chilled Round, Bled and Dressed Albacore
Article first published online: 25 AUG 2006
Journal of Food Science
Volume 56, Issue 2, pages 318–321, March 1991
How to Cite
PRICE, R.J., MELVIN, E.F. and BELL, J.W. (1991), Postmortem Changes in Chilled Round, Bled and Dressed Albacore. Journal of Food Science, 56: 318–321. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2621.1991.tb05270.x
The authors thank Captain Jim Moser, F/V Tradewind, and Captain Don Fairchild, F/V St. Christopher, for advice and assistance in obtaining albacore samples, Pamela Tom for assistance in preparing samples and conducting statistical analyses, and Benjamin Weltzel for assistance in conducting sensory analyses. Vacuum-packaging films were provided by Cryovac Division/W.R. Grace & Co., Duncan SC. Star-Kist Seafood Co., Long Beach, CA confirmed the histamine content of two albacore samples. Reference to commercial products does not imply endorsement.
- Issue published online: 25 AUG 2006
- Article first published online: 25 AUG 2006
- Ms received 3/19/90; revised 7/4/90; accepted 8/9/90.
Albacore were killed by brain destruction, dressed, bled or left round, chilled in sea water/ice slurry at 1.1°C, and stored in ice. Fish were analyzed for 33 days for aerobic plate count (APC), pH, salt, histamine, trimethylamine nitrogen (TMA-N), and nucleotide content. Dressed albacore cooled faster than round or bled albacore. No significant differences were evident in APC, pH, salt, TMA-N, or nucleotide content of round, bled and dressed albacore. Histamine was detected only at day 33. TMA-N, inosine monophosphate and hypoxanthine content, and nucleotide ratios appeared to be useful indices of storage life.