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RATIONALIZATION AND HARMONIZATION OF THE EUROPEAN PIG MARKET WITH RESPECT TO THE PRODUCTION OF ENTIRE MALES THROUGH AN IMPROVED KNOWLEDGE OF COMPOUNDS RESPONSIBLE FOR BOAR ODOUR

Objective



The objective of this project is to provide scientific evidence for an objective measurement of boar taint in entire male pigs.
An specific objectives is to improve the knowledge on the respective contributions of androstenone and skatole to boar taint and their possible variations according to production systems and consumer populations. This is achieved through:
- a survey of the present situation regarding androstenone and skatole levels in entire male pig populations in six countries (DK, ES, FR, GB, NL and SE),
- a comparison between 7 countries (DE, DK, ES, FR, GB, NL and SE) of trained sensory panel responses and consumer reactions to entire male pig meat with known differences in androstenone and skatole levels,
- the search for possible other malodorous compounds contributing to boar taint.
The results will be the definition of scientifically based uniform quality norms for the measurement of boar taint usable throughout the EC. This will be essential for the definition of methods for the assessment of boar taint on the slaughter line.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts
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Coordinator

Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA)
Address
Domaine De La Motte
35650 Le Rheu
France

Participants (13)

BUNDESANSTALT FÜR FLEISCHFORSCHUNG
Germany
Address
E-c-baumann-straße
95326 Kulmbach
Centre Technique de la Salaison, de la Charcuterie et des Conserves de Viandes
France
Address
7 Avenue Du Général De Gaulle
94700 Maisons Alfort
DANISH MEAT RESEARCH INST.
Denmark
Address
Maglegaardsvej
4000 Roskilde
DLO
Netherlands
Address
P.0.box
7360 AA Beekbergen
DLO
Netherlands
Address
P.0.box
3700 AM Zeist
INST. DE RECERCA I TECNOLOGIA AGROALIMENTARIES
Spain
Address
Passeig De Gracia
8007 Barcelona
INSTITUT TECHNIQUE DU PORC
France
Address
Rue De Bercy
75595 Paris
IRTA
Spain
Address

Monells
Meat and Livestock Commission
United Kingdom
Address
Winterhill House Snowdon
MK6 1AX Milton Keynes
OLIEMANS PUNTER EN PARTNERS B.V.
Netherlands
Address
P.0.box
3508 SG Utrecht
PRODUKT & MARKT GESELLSCHAFT FÜR MARKTFORSCHUNG, MARKETINGPLANUNG UND MARKTKOMMUNIKATION GMBH
Germany
Address
Otto-lilienthal-straße
49134 Wallenhorst
SWEDISH MEAT RESEARCH INST.
Sweden
Address
P.0.box
24424 Kaevlinge
Universität Hohenheim
Germany
Address
Garbenstraße 25
70599 Stuttgart