Past, present, and future trends in boar taint detection (Article, 2021) [WorldCat.org]
skip to content
Past, present, and future trends in boar taint detection
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Past, present, and future trends in boar taint detection

Author: Clément BurgeonMarc DebliquyDriss LahemJustine RodriguezAhmadou LyAll authors
Edition/Format: Article Article : English
Publication:Trends in Food Science & Technology, v112 (June 2021): 283-297
Summary:
Boar taint is an unpleasant smell found in the meat of some uncastrated male pigs. This taint is often prevented by surgical castration without anesthesia or analgesia. However, this practice is an animal welfare concern. Production of entire males and immunocastration were suggested as alternatives. Ensuring that meat is untainted remains a priority for slaughterhouses. This has initiated research about the  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving;

Find a copy online

Links to this journal/publication

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Document Type: Article
All Authors / Contributors: Clément Burgeon; Marc Debliquy; Driss Lahem; Justine Rodriguez; Ahmadou Ly; Marie-Laure Fauconnier Affiliation: Materia Nova ASBL, Materials R&D Centre, Parc Initialis, Avenue Nicolas Copernic 3, 7000, Mons, Belgium
ISSN:0924-2244
Language Note: English
Unique Identifier: 9007765652
Awards:

Abstract:

Boar taint is an unpleasant smell found in the meat of some uncastrated male pigs. This taint is often prevented by surgical castration without anesthesia or analgesia. However, this practice is an animal welfare concern. Production of entire males and immunocastration were suggested as alternatives. Ensuring that meat is untainted remains a priority for slaughterhouses. This has initiated research about the development of new boar taint detection methods. Most focus on detecting skatole and androstenone, two major contributors to boar taint. This review aims to describe past methods and recent advances made in rapid boar taint detection, and provide leads for future research. The main findings of past methods such as the use of insect behavior-based sensors, e-noses, and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, are presented. Recently developed methods based on mass spectrometry, Raman spectroscopy, and sensors are also discussed. Finally, biosensors showing promising results and potential for boar taint detection are presented. The advantages and drawbacks of these techniques, cost analysis, and possible challenges encountered during their application to on-line detection are addressed. This review presents numerous techniques that were developed for boar taint detection. Some methods, such as laser diode thermal desorption combined with tandem mass spectrometry, proved their on-line/at-line efficiency as they are fast and accurate. However, initial investment and difficulty of implementation could lead to reluctance in applying these. Further research could focus on testing new sensor materials whereas sensory evaluation remains the most practical method used in slaughterhouses.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.