Organoleptic characterization and PAH content of salmon (Salmo salar) fillets smoked according to four industrial smoking techniques

Type Article
Date 2007-04
Language English
Author(s) Varlet Vincent1, Serot Thierry1, Knockaert Camille2, Cornet Josiane2, Cardinal MireilleORCID2, Monteau Fabrice3, Le Bizec Bruno3, Prost Carole1
Affiliation(s) 1 : ENITIAA, Lab Biochim Alimentaire & Ind, Nantes 3, France.
2 : IFREMER, Lab STAM, F-44311 Nantes 3, France.
3 : ENVN, Lab Etud Residus & Contaminants Aliments, LABERCA, F-44307 Nantes 3, France.
Source Journal of the science of food and agriculture (0022-5142) (Wiley inter-science), 2007-04 , Vol. 87 , N. 5 , P. 847-854
DOI 10.1002/jsfa.2786
WOS© Times Cited 37
Keyword(s) Organoleptic properties, PAH, Smoke generation, Smoking process
Abstract Four industrial processes for smoking food were studied through their effects on the organoleptic properties of smoked salmon and on the occurrence of 20 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) known as being contaminants of smoking processes. The contamination by PAHs of the food might be measured by their corresponding toxic equivalent quantity (TEQ) expressed in mu g kg(-1). The results show a significant correlation between the smoking process parameters, the odour of the smoked fish and the presence of PAHs. Smouldering, thermostated plates and friction smoking processes allow smoked fish with very close odorant characteristics to be obtained. However, differences of pyrolysis temperature (between 380 and 500 degrees C) causes significant differences of PAHs concentration even if the contents are under the legal threshold concerning benzo (a) pyrene (5 mu g kg(-1)). Smoked fish obtained by liquid smoke vaporisation presented the lowest level of PAHs but benzo(a)pyrene concentration is nevertheless important. The odours brought by the liquid smoke process are more 'cold smoke' and 'vegetal/green' than the other techniques, which are smokier and fishier. (c) 2007 Society of Chemical Industry.
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Varlet Vincent, Serot Thierry, Knockaert Camille, Cornet Josiane, Cardinal Mireille, Monteau Fabrice, Le Bizec Bruno, Prost Carole (2007). Organoleptic characterization and PAH content of salmon (Salmo salar) fillets smoked according to four industrial smoking techniques. Journal of the science of food and agriculture, 87(5), 847-854. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :