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NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-NWFSC-193

Characterization
and Frozen Storage Stability
of Cod Mince Subjected to Mechanical Separation of "Sealworms" or "Codworms"

Kermit D. Reppond
and Jerry K. Babbitt
Kodiak Investigations--Utilization Research Division
Northwest Fisheries Science Center
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce
P.O. Box 1638
Kodiak, AK 99615



February 1991


U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

National Marine Fisheries Service


NOAA-NWFSC Tech Memo-193: Characterization and Frozen Storage Stability of Cod Mince Subjected to Mechanical Separation of "Sealworms" or "Codworms"

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This document should be cited as follows:

Reppond, K.D. and J.K. Babbitt. 1991. Characterization
and frozen storage stability of cod mince subjected to
mechanical separation of "sealworms" or "codworms."
U.S. Dept. Commer., NOAA Tech. Memo. NMFS
F/NWC-193, 23 p.




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ABSTRACT

A Baader Model 694 Meat Separator and a Brown International Model 4000 Finisher were equally effective in producing minced flesh from fillet trimmings of Pacific cod (Gadus macrocephalus) but only the mince from the Finisher was essentially free of "sealworms" or "codworms." Analysis for thaw drip, color, protein, ash, moisture, and amines indicated that mince from both machines had similar composition. Tests of sensory properties of blocks of mince stored for up to 6 months at -18°C indicated no differences with the exception of texture. Mechanical analysis of texture confirmed that mince refined with the Finisher tended to be firmer.

 

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