Innovative Meat and Meat Products: Novel Processing Technologies for Sustainable Products

A special issue of Foods (ISSN 2304-8158). This special issue belongs to the section "Meat".

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Department of Products, Spanish National Research Council, CSIC, Madrid, Spain
Interests: meat quality; food safety; animal production; food analysis; meat science; poultry; animal nutrition; food microbiology and safety; food science and technology; food preservation
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Department of Products, Spanish National Research Council, CSIC, Madrid, Spain
Interests: development of healthy meat products; vibrational spectroscopic techniques (raman and infrared spectroscopy); textural properties; biogenic amines; food safety; quality indices
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Departamento de Medicina Veterinária Preventiva e Produção, Animal Escola de Medicina Veterinária, Zootecnia Universidade Federal da Bahia, Salvador, BA, Brasil
Interests: meat technology; edible insects; meat products reformulation; meat microbiology; meat science; meat preservation; microencapsulation; meat safety; probiotics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue of Foods focuses on innovative meat and meat products via novel processing technologies.

Global population growth, shifting consumer perception of meat, and its association with certain health risks have significantly impacted the meat industry. Meat processing plays a crucial role in transforming raw meat into various meat products and by-products to meet the new demands of the food industry and society.

These processing technologies can vary in their effects on the reformulation of meat products, including but not limited to the incorporation of fibers, agricultural by-products, alternative proteins, and bioactive compounds, aiming to create more sustainable meat products aligned with circular economy principles. In this context, technological advancements such as high hydrostatic pressure, micro and nanoencapsulation, dry aging, quick dry slice processes, bio preservation, biotechnology, and innovative packaging systems offer promising solutions in the food industry.

The application of these novel and innovative processing and more efficient developments can further enhance efficiency and minimize waste to obtain more sustainable meat and meat products with a lower environmental impact.

This Special Issue is open to receiving research results and/or quality reviews based on the new challenges and technological approaches related to the reformulation, sustainability processing, preservation, safety, and quality control of meat and meat products.

Dr. Claudia Ruiz-Capillas
Dr. Ana Herrero Herranz
Dr. Carlos Pasqualin Cavalheiro
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Keywords

  • meat quality
  • meat science
  • meat products
  • raw meat
  • novel technologies
  • meat preservation
  • sustainability
  • circular economy

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Potential of Cricket (Acheta domesticus) Flour as a Lean Meat Replacer in the Development of Beef Patties
by Carlos Pasqualin Cavalheiro, Claudia Ruiz-Capillas, Ana M. Herrero, Tatiana Pintado, Camila Cristina Avelar de Sousa, Juliana Sant’Ana Falcão Leite and Maurício Costa Alves da Silva
Foods 2024, 13(2), 286; https://doi.org/10.3390/foods13020286 - 16 Jan 2024
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This study examined the incorporation of cricket (Acheta domesticus) flour (CF) (0, control; 5.0%, CF5.0; 7.5%, CF7.5; and 10.0%, CF10.0) as a lean meat replacer in beef patties and its impact on composition, microbiological, sensory, and technological properties, as well as [...] Read more.
This study examined the incorporation of cricket (Acheta domesticus) flour (CF) (0, control; 5.0%, CF5.0; 7.5%, CF7.5; and 10.0%, CF10.0) as a lean meat replacer in beef patties and its impact on composition, microbiological, sensory, and technological properties, as well as its influence on the cooking process. The inclusion of CF led to beef patties with significantly higher protein levels than the control group. Additionally, an elevation in total viable (TVC) and lactic acid bacteria (LAB) counts was observed. However, Enterobacteriaceae counts remained at safe levels. CF5.0 demonstrated similar sensory scores and purchase intention to the control treatment. CF7.5 and CF10.0 showed comparable sensory scores to the control except for texture attributes. The inclusion of CF significantly reduced cooking loss and diameter reduction values. Beef patties with CF were notably firmer and had a browner color than the control. In general, the cooking process impacted the technological properties similarly in both the control and beef patties with CF. In all cooked samples, no significant differences in pH, redness (a*), or texture were observed. This study demonstrated that incorporating up to 5.0% CF into beef patties is optimal in terms of composition, technological, sensorial, and cooking properties. Full article
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