Influence of Demographic Factors on Sheepmeat Sensory Scores of American, Australian and Chinese Consumers

Rachel A. O'Reilly, Liselotte Pann, Graham E E. Gardner, Andrea Garmyn, Hailing Luo, Qingxiang Meng, Markus Miller, David W. Pethick

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Abstract

Along with animal production factors, it is important to understand whether demographic factors influence untrained consumer perceptions of eating quality. This study examined the impact of demographic factors and sheepmeat consumption preferences on eating quality scores of American, Australian and Chinese untrained consumers. M. longissimus lumborum (LL) and m. semimembranosus (SM) were grilled according to sheep Meat Standards Australia protocols and evaluated by 2160 consumers for tenderness, juiciness, flavour and overall liking. Linear mixed effects models were used to analyse the impact of demographic factors and sheepmeat consumption habits on eating quality scores. Consumer age, gender, number of adults in a household and income had the strongest effect on sensory scores (P ≤ 0.05), although, the impact was often different across countries. Frequency of lamb consumption had an impact on sensory scores of American, Australian and Chinese consumers but larger sample sizes in so
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)529
JournalFoods
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020

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