This manuscript presents results of authors` research regarding selected factors influencing sensory pork quality. In the manuscript the role of breed, genes (RYR1T , RN–, CAST), slaughter weight as well as meatiness is comprised. Additionally, the role of intramuscular fat, ultimate pH and heat treatment on pork quality is discussed. It was stated that the optimization of the sensory aspects of the pork quality should not be limited to one aspect only but it should include the practical use of a number of dependent determinants. Obtaining high eating quality depends also on the quality of the raw material and the way of thermal processes (temperature, time, method of thermal process).
pork, sensory quality, determinants