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Issue 9 (3) 2010 pp. 251-263

Joanna Stadnik, Zbigniew J.Dolatowski

University of Life Sciences in Lublin

Biogenic amines in meat and fermented meat products


Recent trends in food quality and safety promote an increasing search for trace compounds that can affect human health. Biogenic amines belong to this group of substances. They can cause distinctive pharmacological, physiological and toxic effects in organisms. Their amounts are usually increasing as a consequence of the use of poor quality raw materials, during controlled or spontaneous microbial fermentation or in the course of food spoilage. The origin of biogenic amines makes them suitable as chemical indicators of the hygienic quality and freshness of some foods being associated to the degree of food fermentation or degradation. The development of appropriate manufacturing technologies to obtain products free or nearly free from biogenic amines is a challenge for the meat industry. This review briefly summarises current knowledge on the biological implications of biogenic amines on human health and collects data on the factors affecting their formation in meat and fermented meat products.

Keywords: biogenic amines, fermented meat products, food safety
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MLA Stadnik, Joanna, and Zbigniew J.Dolatowski. "Biogenic amines in meat and fermented meat products." Acta Sci.Pol. Technol. Aliment. 9.3 (2010): 251-263.
APA Stadnik J., Dolatowski Z.J. (2010). Biogenic amines in meat and fermented meat products. Acta Sci.Pol. Technol. Aliment. 9 (3), 251-263
ISO 690 STADNIK, Joanna, J.DOLATOWSKI, Zbigniew. Biogenic amines in meat and fermented meat products. Acta Sci.Pol. Technol. Aliment., 2010, 9.3: 251-263.