Academic article

Effects of country of origin on consumer preference of smoked salmon collected in a French hypermarket

Rørå, Anna Maria Bencze; Monfort, M. C.; Espe, Marit

Publication details

Journal: Journal of Aquatic Food Product Technology, vol. 13, p. 69–85, 2004

Publisher: Haworth Press

Issue: 1

International Standard Numbers:
Printed: 1049-8850
Electronic: 1547-0636

Open Access: none


Packages of cold smoked Atlantic salmon were sampled in a French hypermarket every second month for one year. At each sampling time vacuum packed sliced salmon originally from aquacultured fish grown in Norway, Scotland, and Ireland, but smoked at the same French smokehouse, were collected. The samples were analyzed for quality traits like color, chemical composition, texture and liquid holding capacity and a consumer test was performed. The shelf life and the appearance of the fish was the most important purchase criterion when choosing a package of cold-smoked salmon in the shop. The respondents detected a sensory difference due to the origin of the fish, but there were no significant preferences according to country of origin of the fish.