Studies on the use of sulfites to control shrimp melanosis (Blackspot) (Presented at the 11th Annual Meeting of the Tropical and Subtropical Fisheries Technological Conference of the Americas, January 14, 1986, Tampa, Florida)

Otwell, W. Steven and Marshall, Marty and Martin, Roy E. (1986) Studies on the use of sulfites to control shrimp melanosis (Blackspot) (Presented at the 11th Annual Meeting of the Tropical and Subtropical Fisheries Technological Conference of the Americas, January 14, 1986, Tampa, Florida). Gainesville, FL, Florida Sea Grant College, ( Florida Sea Grant College Technical Paper, 46)

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Abstract

Shrimp melanosis, commonly known as 'blackspot' is a harmless but objectionable surface dicoloration caused by polyphenoloxidase enzyme systems which remain active during refrigeration or ice storage. In the early 1950's sulfiting agents, particularily sodium bisulfite was first introduced to prevent or inhibit melanosis, thus yielding a more valuable harvest (1). Such use of sulfites was 'prior sanctioned1 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1956 (2). More recent FDA decisions reaffirmed this practice, (3) but continuing regulatory scrutiny could restrict or eliminate the application of sulfite on shrimp. The regulatory action is prompted by an increasing concern for adverse 'allergic' reactions most common amongst hyper-(sulfite) sensitive asthmatics. Thus work was initiated to find alternatives to replace or reduce the amount of sulfites required to inhibit shrimp melanosis. This work would screen for possible alternatives which would require subsequent verification with field tests and statistical evaluations. (21pp.)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Studies on the use of sulfites to control shrimp melanosis (Blackspot) (Presented at the 11th Annual Meeting of the Tropical and Subtropical Fisheries Technological Conference of the Americas, January 14, 1986, Tampa, Florida)
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Otwell, W. Steven
Marshall, Marty
Martin, Roy E.
Series Name: Florida Sea Grant College Technical Paper
Number: 46
Date: 1986
Publisher: Florida Sea Grant College
Place of Publication: Gainesville, FL
Projects: SGEP - 8
Department: Department of Food Science and Nutrition
Institution: University of Florida
Additional Information: Presented at the 11th Annual Meeting of the Tropical and Subtropical Fisheries Technological Conference of the Americas, January 14, 1986, Tampa, Florida. http://aquacomm.fcla.edu/42/ Item 42 in this repository.
Uncontrolled Keywords: shrimp, blackspot, sulfites, melanosis
Subjects: Management
Health
Fisheries
Item ID: 43
Depositing User: Stephanie Haas
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2007 19:51
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 22:39
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/43

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