GERMANY, Kulmbach. A new research project focuses on an innovative approach to reducing the smell of boar in the production of sausage products. The project "Enzymatic degradation of boar odour substances during the production of meat products" (Boar taint removal, BoTaRem), which was started on 1.8.2019, aims to neutralise the odour components during the production of cooked sausages. Suitable enzymes are identified to eliminate the boar odour and then processed for use.
The project runs until 2022 and is being carried out under the leadership of the Max Rubner Institute, Institute for Safety and Quality of Meat at the Kulmbach site, in cooperation with the Institute for Food Chemistry and Food Biotechnology of the Justus Liebig University in Giessen and the Product Quality of Animal Products Department of the Georg August University in Göttingen.