Volume 3, Issue 1-2, February 2015, Page: 135-139
Effectiveness of Gamma and Electron Beam Irradiation Techniques in Extending the Shelf-Life of Pasteurized Sausage in Natural Conditions
Phan Phuoc Hien, Research Center for Development of Precious and Medicinal Resources, Institute of Environment and Resources, National University, HCM City Vietnam
Đoan Thi The, Division of Research and Development, Research and Development Center for Radiation Technology, HCM City Vietnam
Huynh Thi Phuong Thanh, Biotechnology Department, Nong Lam University, HCM City Vietnam
Received: Oct. 5, 2014;       Accepted: Oct. 25, 2014;       Published: Jan. 30, 2015
DOI: 10.11648/j.jfns.s.2015030102.35      View  3122      Downloads  147
Co-research group in cooperation between Nong Lam University and VINAGAMMA Center in Ho Chi Minh City carried out this irradiation experiments on instant food by using two different irradiation techniques. The stationary irradiation sourced from Co60 was applied at different doses (1.0 kGy, 2.5 kGy, 5.0 kGy) to ready to eat pasteurized sausage and mobile irradiation sourced from Electron –Beam (EB) was applied at same doses to pasteurized sausage in order to prolong the shelf-life of the products. After irradiation, the microbial and sensory quality of sausage was analyzed and evaluated monthly upto six months of storage in natural conditions. The microbial parameter included total aerobic bacteria, yeast, mold, E. coli, clostridium spp. and sensory parameters of color, structure, smell, and taste was evaluated for each dose applied upto six months of storage at natural condition. The study results showed that despite the irradiation sources, application of 5.0kGy dose of irradiation was able to extend the shelf life of ready to eat sausages up to six months at natural condition without compromizing the microbial and sensory parameters. Thus, this irradiation technology could be applicable in extending the shelf life of meat products.
Stationary Irradiation, Mobile Irradiation, Co60, EB (Electron Beam), Pasteurized Sausage, Yeast, E. coli, Mold, Total Aerobic Bacteria (TAB), Clostridium spp, and Sensory parameter
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Phan Phuoc Hien, Đoan Thi The, Huynh Thi Phuong Thanh, Effectiveness of Gamma and Electron Beam Irradiation Techniques in Extending the Shelf-Life of Pasteurized Sausage in Natural Conditions, Journal of Food and Nutrition Sciences. Special Issue: Food Processing and Food Quality. Vol. 3, No. 1-2, 2015, pp. 135-139. doi: 10.11648/j.jfns.s.2015030102.35
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