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  • THE LONG-TERM DEFINITION OF MEAT QUALITY - CONTROLLING THE VARIABILITY OF QUALITY IN BEEF, VEAL, PIG AND LAMB MEAT. PROCEEDINGS OF A SYMPOSIUM HELD IN BRUSSELS ON OCTOBER 18-19, 1983.

Abstract

This publication is the report of a symposium in the CEC programme for the coordination of agricultural research, held in Brussels, 18-19 October, 1983. The contributed papers are grouped under headings: "Evidence on consumer habits, expectations and preferences"; "factors affecting the control of variability"; "national schemes for identification of "quality" to improve consumer satisfaction"; trade experience in controlling variability and the application of research results". Among the points established in the symposium: More emphasis to be placed on quality in red meat; regular updating of specialists and interchange of experience by means of EEC workshops and relevant consumer research in matters of quality throughout the meat industry; providing a sound technical base for future quality schemes; instigation of coordinated work on consumers in relation to meat quality as yet premature, except for 3 narrow fields: surveys in connection with variation in cooking practices across Europe, boar taint, development of an optimum animal - carcase - meat handling procedure.

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Authors: HARRINGTON G MEAT & LIVESTOCK COMMISSION, BLETCHLEY, MILTON KEYNES (UK), MEAT & LIVESTOCK COMMISSION, BLETCHLEY, MILTON KEYNES (UK)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 8988 EN (1985) FS, 213 P., BFR 700, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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