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Greining á skemmdarferlum við ferskfiskflutning / Comparison of transport and packaging methods for fresh fish products – storage life study

Author(s):

Magnea G. Karlsdóttir, Gunnar Þórðarson, Ásgeir Jónsson, Hrund Ólafsdóttir, Sigurjón Arason, Björn Margeirsson, Aðalheiður Ólafsdóttir

Funded by:

AVS Rannsóknasjóður í sjávarútvegi (R 034‐14)

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Gunnar Þórðarson

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Greining á skemmdarferlum við ferskfiskflutning / Comparison of  transport and packaging methods for fresh fish products – storage life  study

Markmið verkefnisins „Bestun ferskfiskflutninga“ var að bæta meðferð ferskra fiskafurða í gámaflutningi og auka þar með geymsluþol þeirra og möguleika á frekari flutningum á sjó frá Íslandi, en verulegur sparnaður felst í því miðað við flutning með flugi.   Þessi skýrsla fjallar um greiningu á þeim skemmdarferlum sem eiga sér stað við geymslu og flutninga á ferskum fiskafurðum. Gerður var samanburður á flutningi í frauðplastkössum og í ískrapa í keri við mismunandi hitastig. Bornar voru saman mismunandi útfærslur á báðum pökkunarlausnunum og voru matsþættir m.a. hitastig, heildarörverufjöldi, magn skemmdarörvera, vatnsheldni, magn reikulla basa og skynmatseiginleikar. Almennt var frekar lítill munur á milli tilraunahópa á geymslutímanum. Munur kom fram milli hópa í einstaka skynmatsþáttum en sá munur var ekki sambærilegur milli daga og er því líklega til kominn vegna samspils milli misleits hráefnis og of fárra metinna sýna. Ferskleikatími allra hópa var sjö til átta sólarhringar og geymsluþol um 10 sólarhringar.  Þær pökkunarlausnir sem rannsakaðar voru í tilrauninni sem og geymsluhitastig, höfðu lítil áhrif á skemmdarferla þorskafurðanna. Breytileikann mátti fyrst og fremst rekja til geymslutímans.

The aim of the project “Optimisation of fresh fish transport” was to improve the handling of fresh fish products during sea freight and increase the shelf life and the possibility of further maritime transport from Iceland, involving significant savings relative to the air freight.   The present report covers analysis of the deterioration processes occurring during storage and transportation of fresh whitefish products. Comparison was done between transportation in expanded polystyrene boxes and in slurry ice in tubs at different ambient temperature. Different versions of both packaging solutions were compared with regard to temperature, total viable count, amount of spoilage bacteria, water holding capacity, total volatile nitrogen bases (TVB‐N) and sensory properties. There were in general relatively small differences between experimental groups during the storage period. Some difference was observed between groups with regard to few sensory attributes, but the difference was not comparable between days which was likely due to heterogeneous material and too small sampling size. The freshness period of all experimental groups was seven to eight days and the shelf life around 10 days. The packaging solutions explored in the present study, as well as storage temperature, had generally little effect on the deterioration processes occurring in the fresh cod product. The observed variation was primarily attributed to the storage time.

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Comparison of packaging methods for bulk storage of fresh cod loins / Samanburður pakkningalausna í frauðumbúðum við geymslu á þorskafurðum

Author(s):

Hélène L. Lauzon, Aðalheiður Ólafsdóttir, Eyjólfur Reynisson, Björn Margeirsson

Funded by:

Promens Tempra ehf, Umbúðir og ráðgjöf ehf

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Aðalheiður Ólafsdóttir

Sensory Evaluation Manager

adalheiduro@matis.is

Comparison of packaging methods for bulk storage of fresh cod loins / Samanburður pakkningalausna í frauðumbúðum við geymslu á þorskafurðum

Meginmarkmið tilraunarinnar var að bera saman pakkningalausnir fyrir fisk m.t.t. gæðarýrnunar og vöruhita við geymslu sem líkist aðstæðum við útflutning og dreifingu. Markmiðin voru að bera saman kæligeymslu á vörum pökkuðum (1) í 5‐kg einingum í (H1) skipa‐ eða (H2) flugkössum; (2) í 3‐kg einingum í (H3) flugkössum samanborið við H2; (3) með CO2‐ mottur (H4) til að draga úr örveruvexti í 5‐kg einingum geymdum undir 93% vakúm í EPS kössum. Niðurstöður sýna að líftími H1 var styst, en minni gæðabreytingar voru meðal hinna hópanna. Hins vegar var ferskleikinn mestur og líftíminn lengstur hjá H4, sem ber saman við hægari TVB‐N og TMA myndun og örveruvöxt vegna CO2‐myndunar ásamt lægri vöruhita. Hraðastur örveruvöxtur mældist í H3 eftir 8 daga geymslu. Enginn marktækur munur var milli hópanna m.t.t. TVB‐N og TMA gilda, sem voru hæst í H1 og H3. Drip var a.m.k. helmingi hærra í H4 en í öðrum hópum.

The overall aim of the storage study was to compare the quality deterioration and temperature profile of cod loins differently packaged in expanded polystyrene boxes and stored under conditions mimicking distribution. The purpose of the study was threefold; to compare chilled storage (1) of 5‐kg bulk fish packaged in sea freight (H1) or air freight (H2) boxes; (2) of 3‐kg (H3) or 5‐kg (H2) bulk fish packaged in air freight boxes; (3) with the use of CO2‐emitting pads (H4) as a mean to slow down bacterial deterioration of cod loins (5 kg) packaged under partial vacuum and stored in EPS boxes. The results clearly indicated that group H1 had a shorter shelf life as it developed spoilage characteristics faster than the other three groups. Less difference was seen between the remaining three groups but group H4 retained its freshness slightly longer than groups H2 and H3. This can be explained by the CO2 present and the lower mean product temperature. More advanced microbial spoilage was detected in H3 group compared to H2, as shown by higher microbial counts in H3 being though insignificant. No significant differences were observed after 8‐day storage in TVB‐N and TMA content of the four groups, despite the higher levels measured in H1 and H3. Drip loss was at least two times higher in H4 than the other groups.

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Effect of cooling and packaging methods on the quality deterioration of redfish fillets

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Hélène L. Lauzon, Aðalheiður Ólafsdóttir, Magnea G. Karlsdóttir, Eyjólfur Reynisson, Björn Margeirsson, Sigurjón Arason, Emilía Martinsdóttir

Funded by:

EU IP Chill‐on (contract FP6‐016333‐2)

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Aðalheiður Ólafsdóttir

Sensory Evaluation Manager

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Effect of cooling and packaging methods on the quality deterioration of redfish fillets

Markmið tilraunarinnar var að meta áhrif krapaískælingar eftir flökun og/eða pökkun í lofttæmdar umbúðir á gæðarýrnun ferskra karfaflaka. Flökin voru geymd við ‐1 °C í 6 daga til að herma eftir vel útfærðum sjóflutningi í frauðplastkössum og svo við 2 °C líkt og gerist eftir afhendingu erlendis og geymslu í smásölu. Fylgst var með vöru‐  og umhverfishitastigi frá pökkun og framkvæmt skynmat, örveru‐ og efnamælingar. Fiskurinn var veiddur að vorlagi og unninn 6 dögum eftir veiði. Niðurstöður sýna að gæði hráefnisins voru ekki sem best við pökkun þar sem þránunarferli (PV og TBARS) var komið vel af stað. Þetta skýrir væntanlega hvers vegna engin af þessum kæliaðferðum leiddi til geymsluþolsaukningar. Einnig kom í ljós að enginn ávinningur fékkst við að kæla flökin óvarin í krapaís þar sem örveruvöxtur og myndun TVB‐N og TMA í flökunum gerðist hraðar við frekari geymslu. Hins vegar virðist vera ákjósanlegra að kæla lofttæmd pökkuð flök í krapaís því þessi aðferð leiddi til hægari vaxtar skemmdarörvera, lægra magns TMA og hægara þránunarferlis. Photobacterium phosphoreum er mikilvæg í skemmdarferli ferskra karfaflaka, óháð pökkunaraðferð.

The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of slurry ice cooling in process (post‐filleting) and packaging method (+/‐ oxygen) on the quality deterioration of skinned redfish fillets during storage in expanded polystyrene boxes simulating well‐performed sea freight transportation (6 days at ‐1 °C) followed by storage at the retailer (2 °C). Also, to assess the use of vacuum‐packaging to protect the fillets from direct contact with the cooling medium (slurry ice) and to achieve superchilling following extended treatment. Temperature monitoring as well as sensory, chemical and microbial analyses were performed. The fish was caught in the spring and processed 6 days post catch. The results show that quality of the fillets was not optimal at packaging, due to the detection of primary and secondary oxidation products. This may have been the reason why shelf life extension was not achieved by any of the methods evaluated. Further, there was no advantage of cooling the fillets unpacked since this method stimulated microbial growth and formation of basic amines. On the other hand, slurry ice cooling of vacuum‐packaged fillets led to a slower microbial development, the lowest TMA level and delayed autoxidation. Finally, the importance of Photobacterium phosphoreum in the spoilage process of redfish fillets, independently of the packaging method, was demonstrated.

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Effect of temperature control on the efficiency of modified atmosphere packaging of cod loins in bulk

Author(s):

Hélène L. Lauzon, Kolbrún Sveinsdóttir, Magnea G. Karlsdóttir, Eyjólfur Reynisson, Björn Margeirsson, Emilía Martinsdóttir

Funded by:

EU IP Chill‐on (contract FP6‐016333‐2)

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Kolbrún Sveinsdóttir

Project Manager

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Effect of temperature control on the efficiency of modified atmosphere packaging of cod loins in bulk

Markmið tilraunarinnar var að bera saman ferskleika, gæði og geymsluþol undirkældra (CBC) þorskhnakka við geymslu í lofti og í loftskiptum pakkningum (MAP) við stýrt hitastig til að líkja eftir hitasveiflum við flutninga og dreifingu á Evrópumarkaði. Fylgst var með breytingum á samsetningu gassins í pakkningunum og gert skynmat og örveru‐  og efnamælingar. Fiskurinn var veiddur í botnvörpu að vorlagi og unninn þremur dögum frá veiði. Tveggja daga lenging varð á ferskleikatímabili og eins dags á geymsluþoli fisks í loftskiptum pakkningum (2,7 kg í bakka) miðað við loft (3,1 kg) í frauðplasti þrátt fyrir að 0.5 °C munur hafi verið á meðalhitastigi hópanna og var lofthópurinn geymdur við lægra hitastig  (‐0.3 ± 0.9 °C). Mestu hitasveiflurnar leiddu til mestrar styttingar á ferskleika‐ tíma í loftskiptum pakkningum. Þorskhnakkar sem geymdir voru undirkældir við ‐1.1 ± 0.1 °C höfðu 13 daga geymsluþol. Niðurstöður örverutalninga og efnamælinga sýndu hversu mikilvæg Photobacterium phosphoreum er við TMA‐myndun í skemmdarferli þorskhnakka við geymslu bæði í lofti og loftskiptum pakkningum. MAP og undirkæling hægðu á og breyttu skemmdarferlinu. MAP jók drip um 2% á seinni stigum geymslunnar.

The aim of this study was to compare freshness, quality deterioration and shelf life of CBC (combined blast and contact)‐treated cod loins packaged in bulk under different atmospheres (air or modified atmosphere, MA) and stored under different temperature profiles to mimic temperature changes during transport and distribution to European markets. Sensory, chemical, microbial and headspace gas composition analyses were performed regularly. The fish was caught by trawler in the spring and processed 3 days post catch. Following simulation of current sea freight conditions and distribution to European markets, a 2‐day and 1‐day increase in freshness period and shelf life of MA‐packaged fish (2.7 kg in trays), respectively, was observed compared to air‐stored loins (3.1 kg in EPS boxes). This is despite a mean product temperature difference of 0.5 °C between the products, being lower (‐0.3 ± 0.9 °C) for air‐stored fish. Abusive conditions had the greatest impact on the reduction of the freshness period for MAP fish. Superchilled storage of MAP loins (‐1.1 ± 0.1 °C) resulted in a 13‐day shelf life. Evaluation of microbial and chemical indicators emphasised the importance of Photobacterium phosphoreum and TMA formation in the deterioration of cod loins stored in air or MA, while superchilled MAP storage delayed as well as modified the spoilage pattern. MAP increased drip loss by about 2% at late storage.

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