LED lighting extends color shelf life for three beef products compared with fluorescent lighting

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dc.contributor.author Steele, K.S.
dc.contributor.author Weber, M.J.
dc.contributor.author Boyle, Elizabeth A. E.
dc.contributor.author Lobaton-Sulabo, A.S.
dc.contributor.author Cundith, C.
dc.contributor.author Hiebert, Y.H.
dc.contributor.author Abrolat, K.A.
dc.contributor.author Attey, J.M.
dc.contributor.author Clark, S.D.
dc.contributor.author Johnson, D.
dc.contributor.author Roenbaugh, T.L.
dc.contributor.author Hunt, Melvin C.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-03T16:41:29Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-03T16:41:29Z
dc.date.issued 2012-04-03
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/13572
dc.description.abstract Consumers are not able to estimate tenderness, juiciness, or flavor when selecting beef cuts at retail stores. Instead, they rely on color as one of the major criteria to select beef cuts. During refrigerated display, fresh meat color changes and consumers discriminate against discolored meats. Meat items with discoloration must be discounted or discarded, leading to up to $1 billion in revenue loss nationally for the meat industry. Lighting type and intensity have a major impact on the appearance and shelf life of fresh beef in refrigerated retail display. Light emitting diode (LED) lighting offers advantages for display because it is more energy-efficient and generates less heat than fluorescent lights. These advantages may be beneficial for fresh meat color stability. The objective of this study was to determine the effects of LED and fluorescent (FLS) lighting on visual and instrumental meat color and shelf-life properties of three fresh beef products displayed in two retail display cases that were set up to run at similar temperature profiles when case lighting was off prior to the initiation of the study. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen's Day, 2012 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 12-231-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 1065 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Beef Cattle Research, 2012 is known as Cattlemen's Day, 2012 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject LED light en_US
dc.subject Shelf life en_US
dc.subject Fluorescent lighting en_US
dc.subject Temperature en_US
dc.title LED lighting extends color shelf life for three beef products compared with fluorescent lighting en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 2012 en_US
dc.citation.epage 91 en_US
dc.citation.spage 87 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid lboyle en_US

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