Document Type

Article

Rights

This item is available under a Creative Commons License for non-commercial use only

Disciplines

Food and beverages, Horticulture, viticulture

Publication Details

Journal of Food Science, 63, 851-856.

Abstract

The effects of slicing method on the quality and storage-life of modified atmo¬sphere packaged carrot slices were determined using microscopy, sensory evalu¬ation, microbial counts and a range of physical and chemical tests. Slicing caused physical damage, physiological stress and enhanced microbial growth. The se¬verity of these effects were in the order of blunt machine blade > sharp machine blade > razor blade. These findings provide insights into the magnitude and ba¬sis of slicing effects and also confirm the importance of gentle processing and the use of a sharp blade.