Photo-oxidation of Pasteurized Milk in Polyethylene Pouch Packs

  • Muhammad Nadeem
  • Asif Anwar
  • Rahman Ullah
  • Shakeel Ahmad
  • Masroor Ellahi Babar
Keywords: pasteurized milk, photo-oxidation, polyethylene pouches, fluorescent light


In the present study photo-oxidative stability of pasteurized milk packaged in polyethylene
pouches was investigated. Milk packaged in three layer polyethylene pouch packs was exposed to 400,
600 and 800 l´ florescent light at 4 °C for 6 days, compared with a control (stored in dark). Light had a
pronounced effect on fat content of milk with no effect on protein, lactose and ash content. Photo-oxidative
stability of milk decreased as the intensity of light increased, peroxide value, anisidine value and conjugated
dienes increased during the storage period of 6 days, higher values were observed in samples exposed to
800 l´ florescent light. After 6 days of storage period, milk exposed to 400 l´ florescent light did not reveal
any oxidized flavour. The results of this study depicted that polyethylene pouches have the capability to
resist photo-oxidation up to 400 l´ light.

Author Biography

Muhammad Nadeem

Department of Dairy Technology, University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan

How to Cite
Nadeem, M., Anwar, A., Ullah, R., Ahmad, S., & Babar, M. E. (2017). Photo-oxidation of Pasteurized Milk in Polyethylene Pouch Packs. Biological Sciences - PJSIR, 60(1), 46-48.