Ground pork patties were prepared containing 37% fat and assigned to one of five treatments: (a) control; (b) precooked, no calcium alginate coating; (c) calcium alginate coated, no precooking; (d) calcium alginate coated before precooking and (e) calcium alginate coated after precooking. The calcium alginate coating significantly improved sensory attributes. Warmed-over flavor (WOF) was eliminated in precooked, alginate-coated patties as judged by sensory scores and TBA values. Coated patties with no precooking, and patties coated after precooking were found to be more desirable than control patties.

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1Department of Nutrition-Food Science.

2Department of Animal Science.