The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of stunning/slaughtering methods on the animal welfare aspects and on the physical and chemical parameters of frozen cobia (Rachycentron canadum) meat, during the frozen storage. Fish (n=30 per treatment) were stunned by electronarcosis, by hypothemia and CO2 narcosis, then slaugthered by gill cuting and stored at -18 ºC for 180 days. During stunning/slaughtering, water quality and the time to reach clinical indicators of unconsciousness were observed. During the storage period, every 60 days, samples were taken and analysed for pH, total volatile base nitrogen (TVBN), thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS), protein (actine and miosine) denaturation, fatty acid composition, colour (L*, a*, and b*), texture, drip loss (DL), cooking loss (CL) and water holding capacity (WHC). The time to reach unconsciousness resulted faster (2 sec) when electronarcosis was applied, while the times were longer with hypothemia and CO2 narcosis (17.5 min and 48 min, respectively). TVBN, DL, TBARS, texture, actine, miosine, pH, L*, a*, and b* were not affected by the stunnig/ methods whilst CL was significantly higher in fillet of fish stunned by electronarcosis not altering the shelf life of the fillets. Based on the behaviour of the parameters analysed, electronarcosis seemed to be an adequate stunnig method for cobia, since promoted fast unconsciousness and it did not comprimise flesh quality.

Effects of different stunning/slaughter methods on frozen fillets quality of cobia ( Rachycentron canadum ) / Baldi, Sheyla Cristina Vargas; Parisi, Giuliana; Bonelli, Antonio; Balieiro, Júlio Cesar Carvalho; Guimarães, Judite Lapa; Viegas, Elisabete Maria Macedo. - In: AQUACULTURE. - ISSN 0044-8486. - STAMPA. - (2018), pp. 107-113. [10.1016/j.aquaculture.2017.12.003]

Effects of different stunning/slaughter methods on frozen fillets quality of cobia ( Rachycentron canadum )

Parisi, Giuliana;Bonelli, Antonio;
2018

Abstract

The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of stunning/slaughtering methods on the animal welfare aspects and on the physical and chemical parameters of frozen cobia (Rachycentron canadum) meat, during the frozen storage. Fish (n=30 per treatment) were stunned by electronarcosis, by hypothemia and CO2 narcosis, then slaugthered by gill cuting and stored at -18 ºC for 180 days. During stunning/slaughtering, water quality and the time to reach clinical indicators of unconsciousness were observed. During the storage period, every 60 days, samples were taken and analysed for pH, total volatile base nitrogen (TVBN), thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS), protein (actine and miosine) denaturation, fatty acid composition, colour (L*, a*, and b*), texture, drip loss (DL), cooking loss (CL) and water holding capacity (WHC). The time to reach unconsciousness resulted faster (2 sec) when electronarcosis was applied, while the times were longer with hypothemia and CO2 narcosis (17.5 min and 48 min, respectively). TVBN, DL, TBARS, texture, actine, miosine, pH, L*, a*, and b* were not affected by the stunnig/ methods whilst CL was significantly higher in fillet of fish stunned by electronarcosis not altering the shelf life of the fillets. Based on the behaviour of the parameters analysed, electronarcosis seemed to be an adequate stunnig method for cobia, since promoted fast unconsciousness and it did not comprimise flesh quality.
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Baldi, Sheyla Cristina Vargas; Parisi, Giuliana; Bonelli, Antonio; Balieiro, Júlio Cesar Carvalho; Guimarães, Judite Lapa; Viegas, Elisabete Maria Macedo
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