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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.