Application Notes

Recipe Management

Red Meat
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Fat Analysis Systems for Meat Processors

From determining the fat content to inspecting for foreign bodies, red meat processors face many challenges processing their products, including to accurately estimate the lean content in a batch of pork, beef or lamb and to inspect for foreign bodies.

X-ray inspection offers an advanced inline analytical method of fat measurement to reduce inconsistencies in recipe operations. As lean trim is more valuable and can be sold at a higher price, it is vital for meat processors to achieve blending targets with very high recipe control in order to save money by reducing lean giveaway. Thanks to the advanced DEXA technology, fat analysis x-ray systems provide a more comprehensive solution for inspecting 100% of the product while simultaneously measuring fat and mass, as well as detecting and rejecting contaminants.

This application note describes how x-ray systems, including Eagle’s FA3 series, are the optimal choice for recipe management and quality fat measurement solutions. By automating the blending process and enabling precise recipe control, the x-ray for food industry technology reduces manual labor and can help to eliminate the problem of fat claims while saving money by reducing lean giveaway.

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