Smoking of trout - The influence of process parameters on product quality (PAHs)

  • Binderup, Mona-Lise (Project Participant)
  • Granby, Kit (Project Manager)
  • Duedahl-Olesen, Lene (Project Participant)

Project Details


During production and preparation of food, mutagenic and carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) can be formed. Smoking of foods can lead to the formation of PAHs, and the levels of PAH can be attributed to the processing methods used.

The aim of this 2-year project is therefore to give a comprehensive survey of the relation between smoking process parameters, such as the type of generator, smoke temperature and wash of smoke, on the concentration of PAHs. Trout will be used as a model fish. The project will include a preliminary survey on the processes used for the production of smoked fish, trimming studies and a final risk evaluation.
Effective start/end date01/01/200630/04/2008

Collaborative partners

  • Technical University of Denmark (lead)
  • Danish Aquaculture Association (Project partner)
  • Danish Seafood Association (Project partner)
  • Danish Institute for Fisheries Research (Project partner)


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