Academic article

Front face fluorescence spectroscopy - A rapid method to detect early lipid oxidation in freeze stored minced turkey meat

Dahl, Annette Veberg; Olsen, Elisabeth; Vogt, Gjermund; Mielnik, Maria B.; Nilsen, Asgeir; Wold, Jens Petter

Publication details

Journal: Journal of Food Science, vol. 71, p. 364–1, 2006

Issue: 4

International Standard Numbers:
Printed: 0022-1147
Electronic: 1750-3841

Open Access: none

The purpose of this study was to elucidate the ability of front face fluorescence to measure early lipid oxidation in minced turkey meat, and compare it to other methods for determination of oxidative status such as sensory analysis, dynamic headspace gas chromatography combined with a mass spectrometer (GC-MS), and thiobarbituric acid-reactive substances (TBARS) value. This comparison was performed on one batch of minced turkey meat. The meat was stored at -20 degrees C and -10 degrees C in vacuum or exposed to air. The results showed that fluorescence analysis is a sensitive, nondestructive method for measurement of early lipid oxidation and its rapidity and ease of use facilitates it as a practical screening method in research as well as food production. The level of specific marker compounds for lipid oxidation (for example, I-penten-3-ol) was highly correlated with the fluorescent data.