Lactic Acid/Melanosis Inhibitors to Improve Shelf Life of Brown Shrimp (Penaeus aztecus) Academic Article uri icon


  • lLactic acid, sodium bisulfite, and 4hexylresorcinol were evaluated, alone and in combination, as melanosis and microbial spoilage inhibitors on brown shrimp (Penaeus aztecus). No effect on the microbiological shelf life of treated shrimp was observed. 4Hexylresorcinol functioned exceptionally well as a melanosis inhibitor, alone and in combination with. llactic acid. However, extensive bacterial growth was demonstrated in the 4hexylresorcinol dip solution during normal storage on deck, creating the potential for a heavy bacterial inoculation of shrimp during a typical dipping process. Addition of llactic acid to the 4hexylresorcinol dip solution prevented bacterial growth in the dip solution and did not diminish melanosis inhibition. Copyright 1994, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved

published proceedings

  • Journal of Food Science

altmetric score

  • 6

author list (cited authors)

  • BENNER, R. A., MIGET, R., FINNE, G., & ACUFF, G. R.

citation count

  • 24

complete list of authors


publication date

  • March 1994