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Seafood spoilage microbiota and associated volatile organic compounds at different storage temperatures and packaging conditions


Odeyemi, OA and Burke, CM and Bolch, CJS and Stanley, RA, Seafood spoilage microbiota and associated volatile organic compounds at different storage temperatures and packaging conditions, International Journal of Food Microbiology, 280 pp. 87-99. ISSN 0168-1605 (2018) [Review Several Works]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2017.12.029


Seafood comprising of both vertebrate and invertebrate aquatic organisms are nutritious, rich in omega-3 fatty acids, essential vitamins, proteins, minerals and form part of healthy diet. However, despite the health and nutritional benefits, seafood is highly perishable. Spoilage of seafood could be as a result of microbial activity, autolysis or chemical oxidation. Microbial activity constitutes more spoilage than others. Spoilage bacteria are commonly Gram negative and produce off odours and flavours in seafood as a result of their metabolic activities.Storage temperature, handling and packaging conditions affect microbial growth and thus the shelf-life of seafood. Due to the complexity of the microbial communities in seafood, culture dependent methods of detection may not be useful, hence the need for culture independent methods are necessary to understand the diversity of microbiota and spoilage process. Similarly, the volatile organic compounds released by spoilage bacteria are not fully understood in some seafood. This review therefore highlights current knowledge and understanding of seafood spoilage microbiota, volatile organic compounds, effects of storage temperature and packaging conditions on quality of seafood.

Item Details

Item Type:Review Several Works
Keywords:seafood quality and safety, microbiota, microbial spoilage, volatile organics
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Microbiology
Research Field:Microbiology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - aquaculture
Objective Field:Aquaculture molluscs (excl. oysters)
UTAS Author:Odeyemi, OA (Dr Olumide Odeyemi)
UTAS Author:Burke, CM (Dr Chris Burke)
UTAS Author:Bolch, CJS (Associate Professor Christopher Bolch)
UTAS Author:Stanley, RA (Professor Roger Stanley)
ID Code:132932
Year Published:2018
Web of Science® Times Cited:59
Deposited By:College Office - CALE
Deposited On:2019-05-28
Last Modified:2019-05-28

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