Cattlemen's Day, 1999; Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 99-339-S; Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 831; Beef; Infusion; Display; Color stability


Hereford x Angus carcasses were infused with a solution of either sugar/phosphate or calcium chloride immediately after exsanguination to determine effects on color stability during retail display. A calcium chloride solution darkened the cuts and reduced color stability. A sugar/phosphate blend made steaks appear lighter red (more desirable), and their color stability was equal to that of the noninfused control.


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