Animal Industry Report

Extension Number

ASL R1984


Animal Products

Summary and Implications

Adding 2% SL increased the hardness, springiness, cohesiveness, chewiness, and resilience of breast rolls. The color a* and b*values of turkey rolls with 2% SL added were significantly lower than those of the control, and this difference was maintained after irradiation and during storage. Breast rolls containing antimicrobials had more lipid oxidation than control. Irradiation promoted the formation of dimethyl disulfide and dimethyl trisulfide. Adding PB in breast rolls greatly increased the formation of benzene during irradiation. It also implies that certain spices or foods containing high amounts of phenolic compounds may not be suitable for irradiation. The combination of SL and SDA has a strong potential as an antimicrobial treatment for RTE meats, but low-dose irradiation (<2.0 kGy) is preferred due to side effects of irradiation.

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