Nofima reports

Report 14/2013, English Summary

Heir, Even; Langsrud, Solveig; Moen, Birgitte; Hansen, Anlaug Ådland

Publication details

Publisher: Nofima

Issue: 14/2013

Number of pages: 25

International Standard Numbers:
Printed: 978-82-8296-071-7

Open Access: green


The aim of this project was to provide an overview of the current status of the process / hygiene conditions that may affect the quality and shelf life of fresh, ice-stored pre-rigor filleted salmon. The work was conducted in collaboration with seven Norwegian pre-rigor salmon fillet processing plants. The project included 1) State-of-the-art literature report 2) Sampling and microbiological analysis of pre-rigor filleted salmon from seven processing plants for qualitative and quantitative analyses of the microflora of fresh ice-stored salmon filets. Questionnaire for processing plants to identify production routines and conditions 3) Formulate content in a possibly continuing master.

The data from the project forms a good basis for further studies related to determine the potential of increased shelf life of ice-stored salmon and clarify the importance of specific bacteria for quality and durability of fresh ice-stored salmon.