Eagle has teamed up with European company, Advanced Inspection Services (AIS) to produce the Eagle FA720 PACK, which is able determine the precise chemical lean (CL) content in packaged beef, lamb and pork products to within just plus or minus one-CL in real-time.
"This high level of accuracy ensures that both meat suppliers and customers can be confident that the meat they either buy or sell, is of the correct fat to lean ratio," Eagle reported.
Meanwhile the Eagle FA720 PACK has the inspection capabilities to identify foreign bodies, including metal or glass shards, bones or stones, and dense plastics or rubber
Michael Stuart, product manager fat analysis at Eagle Product Inspection, explained the partnership with AIS: "Challenges, such as compliance with retailer fat/lean percentage requirements and food safety regulations, plus production line efficiency affect all meat producers, regardless of the size of their business.
"With AIS, we can now provide even the smallest manufacturers with access to the technology that allows them to accurately monitor and assess the quality of the meat they use in their own production. Meat producers can now guarantee they will only supply contaminant-free meat products at the correct fat-to-lean ratio to suppliers, therefore improving their growth potential and safeguarding their bottom-line costs. It is a win-win situation."