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Alternatives to sodium metabisulphite for blackspot prevention in prawns

Slattery, S.L., Williams, D.J. and Nottingham, S.M. (1994) Alternatives to sodium metabisulphite for blackspot prevention in prawns. Food Australia, 46 (5). pp. 212-215.


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In Australia, prawns are usually treated with a 1% sodium metabisulphite solution to prevent black spot. Two alternatives, Bacterol and Snow Fresh, were compared to the standard metabisulphite treatment used by industry. Bacterol gave similar protection to sodium metabisulphite, while Snow Fresh showed potential as a substitute. The concentrations most appropriate were determined from residue levels after treatment.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Reproduced with permission from Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology Incorporated (AIFST). Access to published version may be available via Publisher’s website.
Keywords:Blackspot; Bacterol; Snow fresh; sodium metabisulphite; prawns; HQ Bacterol F.
Subjects:Aquaculture and Fisheries > Fisheries > Packing, transportation and storage
Aquaculture and Fisheries > Fisheries > Fishery processing
Live Archive:11 Jun 2004
Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:47

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