THE POTENTIAL OF ELECTRONIC NOSES IN QUALITY AND FRESHNESS PREDICTION OF FRESH AND STORED MEAT PRODUCTS

Leonard FWEJA

Abstract

The present review aimed at evaluating the potential of e-noses in real-time quality and freshness monitoring and evaluation of a variety of fresh meat products (Beef, Pork, Chicken and Fish) in view of their inherent differences.  Electronic noses (e-noses) have been demonstrated to have great potential in food quality monitoring and prediction. Several experimental trials on e-noses have been conducted to assess their ability in quality screening of food products. In this review, the success and shortcomings of the e-nose performances are discussed including the previous and current advancement.  A narrative literature review approach was used to critically evaluate literature which waz summarized with conclusions drawn and the inconsistence / drawbacks in the functionality of e-noses in quality monitoring revealed.

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