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    Alternative fuel sources for Fish smoking: proximate, microbial and sensory attributes of productsmsory
    Author(s): James Banda, Orton Vundo Msiska*, Alinafe Maluwa and Merium Phiri

    Organic waste materials can play a vital role as alternative energy sources for fish processing and adding value to fish products. This study assessed the efficiency of carbonated and non-carbonated briquettes from a mixture of rice husks, saw dust, pine needles, chopped leaves and grass as an alternative energy sources in fish smoking using improved smoking kilns. The quality of fish produced with respect to microbial, proximate and sensory attributes were evaluated and found acceptable. The amount of carbonated briquettes as a source of energy was 55 % less than the non-carbonated form used for the same quantity of fish. Smoked products using carbonated briquettes recorded total bacterial counts of log 6.8 cfu/g to log 1.7 cfu/g, and log 5.2 cfu/g using carbonated and non-carbonated briquettes, respectively; the values were below the threshold considered safe for human consumption. .. View More»
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