Meat Science and Technology
The 2008 IMS Lecture for Meat Science and Technology was delivered on 2008 Overseas Conference of Meat Science and Technology (ICoMST) in Cape Town by Dr. Nicola Simmons of Carne Technologies Ltd., New Zealand. The topic of the lecture had been “Reassessing the Principles of electric Stimulation”.
The systems wherein electric stimulation (ES) of carcasses may be used to modulate beef high quality tend to be evaluated. Evidence to aid a result of ES on pain (along with other beef high quality qualities) based exclusively on changes in the pH/temperature profile within carcass muscle tissue tend to be presented.
The communications between electrical parameters in addition to contraction answers of carcass muscles are described to produce generalised concepts to steer the look of electric stimulation technology. The commercial risks to meat quality of inappropriate using electrical stimulation, specifically excessive stimulation to produce PSE-like problems, are thought.