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Title: Effect of modified atmosphere packaging and addition of calcium hypochlorite on the atmosphere composition, colour and microbial quality of mushrooms
Authors: Kuyper, L
Weinert, IAG
Mcgill, AEJ
Keywords: Calcium hypochlorite
Atmosphere composition
Low density polythene
LDPE
Mushrooms
Food sciences
Issue Date: 1993
Publisher: Academic Press Ltd
Citation: Kuyper, L, Weinert, IAG and Mcgill, AEJ. 1993. Effect of modified atmosphere packaging and addition of calcium hypochlorite on the atmosphere composition, colour and microbial quality of mushrooms. Food Science and Technology, vol. 26(1), pp 14-20
Abstract: The effect of modified atmosphere packaging in combination with the addition of calcium hypochlorite on the atmosphere composition, colour and microbial quality of mushrooms was investigated. A modified atmosphere which slowed down discolouration was obtained in perforated low density polythene (LDPE) packages. Addition of calcium hypochlorite did not influence the atmosphere composition of the treatments. Low oxygen concentrations were reached in the PVC treatments which increased browning. No benefit to colour values was obtained with the addition of calcium hypochlorite. Addition of calcium hypochlorite (0.4g/L) reduced all the microbial counts in the PVC treatment with two perforations significantly. The coliform and total plate of all the different packaging methods were significantly lower at the end of the storage period with the addition of 0.8g/L calcium hypochlorite.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/2143
http://hdl.handle.net/10204/2143
ISSN: 0023-6438
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