Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 10, Issue 3&4,2012
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Shelf life modelling of tilapia in the cold chain


Shaohua Xing 1, Xiaoshuan Zhang 3, Lorena Dediu 2, Changyang Ma 3,  Zetian Fu 1*

Recieved Date: 2012-07-20, Accepted Date: 2012-09-28


The objective of this study was to determine the effect of temperature on quality characteristics and establish models to predict the shelf life of tilapia in the cold chain. The quality indices were determined at different temperatures that based on a real cold chain. The results showed that the values of pH and thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS) were less dependent on temperature. Sensory scores and total volatile basic nitrogen (TVB-N) values increased with storage time and were modelled with apparent first order equations. The applicability of model was verified in the cold chain. 


Tilapia, modelling, cold chain, shelf life, temperature

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2012
Volume: 10
Issue: 3&4
Category: Food and Health
Pages: 257-260

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