EVALUATION OF THE SHELF LIFE AND MICROBIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS IN A CHILLED READY TO EAT MEAT PRODUCT: THE “VITEL TONNÈ”

  • A. Pezzuto | lucia.zoppi@pagepress.org Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie, Legnaro (PD), .
  • M Favretti Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie, Legnaro (PD), .
  • M. Mancin Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie, Legnaro (PD), .
  • M Marcati Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie, Legnaro (PD), .
  • K. Rossetto Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie, Legnaro (PD), .
  • F. Furlan Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie, Legnaro (PD), .
  • A. Cereser Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie, Legnaro (PD), .

Abstract

According to the recent “Hygiene Package” it is the responsibility of Food Business Operator to validate foods’ shelf-life, also considering normal storage and use conditions. The aim of this research was to define the shelf-life of a refrigerated ready-to-eat meat product: the vitel tonnè. 175 samples taken from a producer were stored at 2 different temperatures: +3°C (as declared in label) and +8±1°C (in order to simulate the thermal abuses during transport and domestic storage) and analyzed at different intervals for microbiological parameters as TVC at 30°C, Lactic Acid Bacteria, Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella spp., Sulphate-Reducing Clostridia, B. cereus, Coagulase-positive Staphylococci, Enterobacteriaceae and Pseudomonas spp Preliminary results show that temperature abuse shorten shelf-life significantly, mainly for the parameters TVC and LAB.

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2010-03-13
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Shelf life, ready to eat foods, microbiological parameters, chilling storage temperature
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Pezzuto, A., Favretti, M., Mancin, M., Marcati, M., Rossetto, K., Furlan, F., & Cereser, A. (2010). EVALUATION OF THE SHELF LIFE AND MICROBIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS IN A CHILLED READY TO EAT MEAT PRODUCT: THE “VITEL TONNÈ”. Italian Journal of Food Safety, 1(7), 81-82. https://doi.org/10.4081/ijfs.2010.1111

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