Nofima reports

Report 21/2013, English Summary

Lorentzen, Grete; Skuland, Aase Vorre; Sone, Izumi; Johansen, Jørn-Owe; Rotabakk, Bjørn Tore

Publication details

Publisher: Nofima

Issue: 21/2013

Number of pages: 36

International Standard Numbers:
Printed: 978-82-8296-085-4

Open Access: green


In this project, shelf-life of clusters of red king crab (Paralithodes camtschaticus) has been studied. A cluster refers to a "half king crab", namely three legs plus one claw attached to a shoulder. The aim of the work has been to determine shelf-life of meat located in shoulders and legs and link this to microbial and chemical analysis.
During storage, a deterioration of the meat located in the shoulder occurred faster as compared to the meat of the legs. Based on this, a shelf of 5 and 8 days for meat in shoulder and legs, respectively, is recommended. However, as clusters are sold as one unit, the overall recommended shelf of chilled clusters is 5 days.