EFFECT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS ON PORK MEAT QUALITY- A REVIEW
 
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Pol. J. Food Nutr. Sci. 2006;56(2):109–116
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Pigs, as husbandry animals, are very susceptible to stress, which in turn can influence their meat quality. Environmental factors present during breeding, transport and processing, influencing meat quality, are presented in this study along with results obtained by other authors. Most important factors are: environmental building conditions, level and system of feeding, transport conditions (type, distance, temperature), stunning, debleeding and handling of carcass after slaughter. In order to provide meat of highest quality to final consumers, in accordance with the latest normalization changes, it is essential to pay special attention to the whole set of environmental factors, embracing the entire production process (from breeding, transport, processing, distribution and sales).
ISSN:1230-0322