The importance of the physicochemical examination for the differentiation of the yellowness of the swine carcasses in the routine meat inspection service

  • Pedro Ribeiro Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, São Paulo, SP
  • Ari Crispim dos Anjos SERPA, Serviço de Inspeção de Produto Animal, São Paulo, SP
  • Antonio Gabriel de Oliveira Alavares SERPA, Serviço de Inspeção de Produto Animal, São Paulo, SP
  • Leda Jorge Fessel SERPA, Serviço de Inspeção de Produto Animal, São Paulo, SP
Keywords: Swine, Heat inspection, Icterus, Yellow fat disease

Abstract

Yellowness is a color alteration that can bring to the arrestment of the carcasses. In a sampling of 185 swine carcasses showing yellowness at inspection, without any other evident lesion, two confirmative procedures were made: cooling and the REMINGTON-FOURRI6 examination. The results showed that 158 carcasses remained ‘'yellow" following the cooling treatment, while 118 carcasses were considered icteric after the Remington-Fourrife examination. This shows the efficiency of the second test in confirming icterus in carcasses. Considering these results, a routine physicochemical examination is recommended.

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Published
1990-06-01
How to Cite
Ribeiro, P., Anjos, A., Alavares, A. G. de, & Fessel, L. (1990). The importance of the physicochemical examination for the differentiation of the yellowness of the swine carcasses in the routine meat inspection service. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research and Animal Science, 27(1), 47-51. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.0000-0000.27147-51
Section
PREVENTIVE VETERINARY MEDICINE