Comparison of the Effects of High and Low Voltage Electrical Stimulation on Quality‐Indicating Characteristics of Beef Carcasses
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Electrical stimulation, both high‐voltage (HVES; 55OV) and low‐voltage (LVES; 35V), resulted in brighter, more youthful appearing color of lean as compared to that of controls (not stimulated). There were no differences attributable to electrical stimulation for marbling or “heat‐ring” score. Contrasts were made between LVES‐A (35V), LVES‐B (60V) and nonstimulated sides. LVES‐A resulted in brighter color of lean but lower marbling scores than did LVES‐B. LVES‐B produced brighter lean color and lower “heat‐ring” scores as compared to that of controls. Use of LVES‐A resulted in higher marbling scores as compared to that of controls. “Shackled” sides of LVES (both A and B) carcasses had significantly higher incidences of iridescence and two‐toning than did the “Free” sides and the controls. Copyright © 1984, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved
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STIFFLER, D. M., SMITH, G. C., SAVELL, J. W., DUTSON, T. R., GRIFFIN, C. L., & ORCUTT, M. W.