Canada invests more than $2.4 million in new meat processing technologies
An electronic system that allows you to analyze the composition, freshness and tenderness of meat, as well as identify product defects right on the production line, was developed by the Canadian company P&P Optica Inc.
For the development of this project, the Government of Canada intends to allocate 2.43 million dollars. According to a press release posted on a Canadian government website, the company has developed an electronic imaging system that can automatically inspect meat directly on the production line in real time.
The system analyzes the composition of the product and evaluates the protein, water and fat content, as well as the freshness, tenderness and juiciness of the meat. In addition, the system is able to detect defects and remove foreign bodies such as plastic, bone and rubber.
Government investment will enable P&P Optica Inc. build demonstration units with which they can demonstrate the operation of their technology to potential users.
According to the government, investment in automated control technologies opens up new market opportunities, boosts the economy and ensures the sustainability of the Canadian meat industry.