Studies on the Preservation of Pork Sausage by Gamma Radiation -Part 1. On the Enhancement of the Preservative Effect of Antiseptics by Gamma Radiation-

감마선 조사에 의한 Pork Sausage의 저장에 관한 연구 -제 1 보 방부제와 방사선과의 상승효과에 대하여-

  • Published : 1972.06.28


This experiment was conducted to investigate the combined effects of radiation and antiseptics on the keeping qualities of pork sausage, which was treated with potassium sorbate and AF-2(2-(-2-furyl)-3-(5-nitro-2-furyl)-acrylamide), and then followed by gamma radiation of 0.25, 0.5, and 0.75 Mrad. Amounts of treated antiseptics were a quarter, half, and full levels of their maximum permissible concentration. Irradiated and unirradiated sausages were stored for 50 days at $5^{\circ}C\;and\;25^{\circ}C$, and their changes in rancidity, volatile basic nitrogen, bacterial counts, pH, and sensory analysis were examined during the storage period. The results obtained are as follows: 1) Preservative effects of antiseptics were manifested at cold storage; antiseptics treatment of a quarter-level and unirradiation following low-temperature storage showed the same good keeping qualities as the combined treatment of full-level antiseptics and radiation of 0.25 Mrad following high-temperature storage. 2) There did not appear to recognize irradiation-odor, while color and odor were deteriorated intensively by storage temperature. Sausage irradiated with 0.75 Mrad has shown slightly noticeable off-odor at the end of storage at $25^{\circ}C$. 3) The most suitable radiation dose was considered to be 0.5 Mrad, which could extend the storage life about $2{\sim}3$ times longer than untreated.