Table of Contents
J. J. CONNELL
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES AND FOOD
TORRY RESEARCH STATION
TORRY ADVISORY NOTE No. 58
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Provides a basic guide to the principles and practice of quality control. Introduces the complexity of the concept of quality. Defines quality control and its purpose. Explains how and where QC operates, and discusses the preparation of product and process specifications. Considers the main quality factors individually, such as freshness, species, texture, defects, objectionable odours and flavours, bacterial count, salt content, additives, colour and gloss, shape and size, fish content and composition. Advises on inspection, recording and reporting procedures. Briefly refers to the effort required for QC and its cost. In addition to the other Notes referenced in the text, Notes 91, 92, 96 and 97 are relevant.
(FAO in partnership with Support unit for International Fisheries and Aquatic Research, SIFAR, 2001).
The purpose of QC
Where and how QC operates
Inspection of raw material and product
Recording, reporting and action
How much QC is required