Evaluation of calcium chloride and lactic acid injection on chemical, microbiological and descriptive attributes of mature cow beef. Academic Article uri icon


  • The effect of calcium chloride, lactic acid or their combination on palatability, microbiological, and flavor characteristics of mature cow semimembranosus muscle was investigated. Regardless of aging time, a 10% injection of equal volumes of 03 m calcium chloride and 03 m lactic acid into hot-boned semimembranous muscle improved (P < 005) shear force values (approximately 35%) compared to hot- and cold-boned control cuts. Microbiological characteristics for all treatments were similar. Control cuts retained more desirable flavor (beefy and serumy/bloody) and less off-flavor (liver, sour, bitter and astringent) than calcium-chloride- or lactic-acid-injected cuts.

published proceedings

  • Meat Sci

author list (cited authors)

  • Eilers, J. D., Morgan, J. B., Martin, A. M., Miller, R. K., Hale, D. S., Acuff, G. R., & Savell, J. W.

citation count

  • 31

complete list of authors

  • Eilers, JD||Morgan, JB||Martin, AM||Miller, RK||Hale, DS||Acuff, GR||Savell, JW

publication date

  • January 1994