3D X-ray Food Inspection for the Fish and Meat Industry

Discover how Biometic’s three-dimensional X-ray Technology helps the Fish and Meat Industry to optimize the Cuts by determining the Lean to Fat Ratio and detecting Bones.

The Inspection Needs of the Fish and Meat Industry

Protect Brand Reputation and Eliminate Waste

Meat and fish have a long tradition in the food market. To provide consumers with a product in optimal condition and ensure the enjoyment that only a safe, high-quality product can provide, companies in this industry have to face several types of challenges. With diminishing resources and increasing market demand, there is an increased need for meat and seafood producers to have in-line inspection systems to provide safe, top-quality, long shelf-life products, including better transportability.

If you are also a meat or fish producer, you can be sure that with the Mito 3D X-ray inspection device in your line, you will be able, for example, to determine the best cuts with the right proportion of fat and lean parts in meat or between flesh and bones in fish. But that’s not all! 

With Biometic’s 3D X-ray scanning technology, you can also perform many other inspections such as internal product scanning to analyze cracks and holes in hams and detect bones or metal foreign bodies in fish.

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Food Quality Requirements for the Fish and Meat Industry

Quality Characteristics of Meat and Fish Products

Determining the best cuts based on the right proportion of fat to lean in meat or flesh to bones in fish and identifying air pockets are just some of the challenges meat and fish producers face every day. It may be a ham with holes or poorly distributed fat, a sea bass with an uneven proportion of flesh to bones. 

Making the best assessment of factors such as product quality and the best cut that can be achieved results in optimizing the selling price and offering the highest quality product to consumers. And, in industries where consumer expectations are very high, meeting their expectations is very important. It takes very little to find yourself forced to deal with several complaints from dissatisfied customers.

Food Safety Requirements for the Fish and Meat Industry

Foreign Bodies in Meat and Fish Products

Whether it is a ham, a form of bacon, canned mackerel, or packaged salmon, various types of foreign bodies can contaminate meat and fish products. Causes of choking and complaints can be bones, but also fragments of plastic or metal.

Meat and fish are significantly expensive products with the need for quality controls to ensure their excellence. Therefore, it is even more important to ensure their safety by guaranteeing the absence of contaminants that lead to health risks, product recalls, image damage, and the cessation of purchases of branded products by mass retailers and consumers.

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By integrating Mito, Biometic’s X-ray inspection system with three-dimensional scanning technology and artificial intelligence, into your line, you will be able to identify foreign bodies and determine the quality of your products. 

Compared to a conventional X-ray inspection device, Mito performs internal and external food analysis with the non-destructive investigation. It analyzes the internal structures and components of the product without altering its characteristics. And that’s not the only reason why many food manufacturers choose Mito. Biometic’s three-dimensional X-ray scanning technology provides more accurate and stringent in-line safety and quality checks with fewer errors and waste than traditional X-ray inspection systems. 

For example, Mito helps meat and seafood producers by detecting: slices of salmon packed with bones or contaminated with foreign objects such as plastic pieces or metal fragments, improperly packaged boneless hams, and forms of bacon with an unbalanced ratio of fat to lean parts.

How we make Meat and Fish Products safe and of high-quality

Possible Scan Results

Thanks to real-time 3D scanning technology, Mito not only allows you to guarantee to your customers safe meat and fish products free of foreign bodies but also of high quality:

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Contact us now, and let’s discuss how we can make your food products and fresh produce better and more secure than ever before.

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