The objective of the study was to compare the technological and sensory value of pork meat from different quality classes. The research was performed on the meat material selected from among 390 fatteners. The following meat parameters of the fatteners were analysed: pH value, meat colour, natural drip loss, Napole technological yield (RTN), and cooking yield. Moreover, both the raw and the cooked meat samples were sensory evaluated. Based on the pH values (1h, 3h, and 24h post mortem), the meat samples were divided into five quality classes: PSE, partially PSE, acidic, normal, and partially DFD. The results of the analyses performed showed a relatively good technological and sensory quality of the meat studied. The lowest technological value had the meat described as PSE, partially PSE, and ASE. The DFD meat was characterized by the highest cooking and curing yields, the lowest drip loss, and the highest sensory quality of cooked meat, which, however, was not significantly different than that of the normal meat.
pork, technological quality, sensory quality