'Hamsikuşu' is a popular anchovy dish of the Eastern Black Sea region of Turkey. In this study, the shelf-life of this product in frozen storage at -18±1ºC was investigated. Four types of the product were packed and frozen at -35ºC and stored at -18±1ºC. The total bacteria counts, chemical analyses and sensory analysis of the samples were carried out before and at monthly intervals after freezing in order to test the shelf-life and quality. The results showed that the product was edible after three months of frozen storage at -18±1ºC. Therefore, it was concluded that anchovies can be marketed frozen out of season either cooked or uncooked if processed into 'Hamsikuşu'.
KÖSE, SEVİM; KARAÇAM, HİKMET; KUTLU, SEBAHATTİN; and BORAN, MUHAMMET (2001) "Investigating the Shelf-Life of the Anchovy Dish Called 'Hamsikuşu' in Frozen Storage at -18±1ºC," Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences: Vol. 25: No. 5, Article 3. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/veterinary/vol25/iss5/3