Foss expands options for meat inspection

By Joseph James Whitworth

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Picture: Foss. Three versions of the MeatMaster II X-ray fat analyser
Picture: Foss. Three versions of the MeatMaster II X-ray fat analyser

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Foss has launched a compact version of a system to make X-ray fat analysis and foreign object detection available to a broader group of meat producers.

The MeatMaster II C is a smaller version of the MeatMaster II, measuring 1.5 metres in length, making it easier to integrate into production plants limited by space.

Fat content can be measured to within 0.8% or better, bone detection down to 5mm and metal detection to 2mm.

It can measure meat in boxes and trays, blocks of frozen meat and larger cuts such as pork bellies and hams.

Typical uses include control of fat content in raw meat trimmings to avoid lean meat giveaway and batch standardization for production of processed meat products.

It is aimed at producers who need an accurate measurement of the fat content in ground meat as it is transported from the grinder to the mixer.

Poul Erik Simonsen, Foss meat market manager, said: “Around 90% of the major meat producers in the world are now using MeatMaster and this new smaller, high performance unit makes X-ray analysis more accessible than ever to others who want the power of controlling fat content and check for foreign objects in individual boxes or entire batches of trimmings.”

The IP69K unit is supplied with a cleaning rack for holding loose items such as the conveyor belt.

The Foss MeatMaster was launched in 2003 and the firm said there are over 200 installations at meat producers worldwide. 

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