Hot‐boned beef (excised 90 min postmortem) was chilled either by mixing coarse ground beef with CO2 snow or by immersing ground beef chub packs in a brine chiller (‐2°C). Hamburger patties were prepared from both hot and cold‐boned chub packed, coarse ground beef after 0, 7, 14, and 21 days of storage (0°C). Microbiological quality of the hot‐boned ground beef was either superior or equal to that of the control. Purge present in all the chub packs after 21 days of storage was 1.0%. Patties prepared from CO2 chilled ground beef were more tender than control patties. Patties prepared from brine‐chilled ground beef had greater cooking losses than patties prepared from cold‐boned ground beef.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of food science|
|State||Published - Nov 1988|