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Development of an eating quality processing model (Quality Optimised Processing)

The concept of the Central Processing Management System (CPMS) that underpinned the MQST programme depended on quantifying the interactions of processing variables so that meat quality outcomes could be predicted under a range of processing conditions.

The core processing conditions that needed to be managed are the rate of change of pH and temperature, and how these interact to affect quality would differ according to which muscle or species of meat animal was being considered. The meat quality attributes that needed to be predicted by the model are tenderisation, colour and colour stability and water binding capacity.

A service provider, Carne, was contracted to create a computer model that might be the basis for centrally managing eating quality in a processing plant, with the eventual intention of a real time control system that would monitor key eating quality parameters, then control eating quality via intervention technologies such as SmartStim.

While a model was successfully built, it was not developed to the stage where the above was feasible, and has only been used as a educational tool.

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Contracts

Contract No. Title Start date End date Funding type
A.MQT.0029
Optimising the abattoir component of the supply chain for red meat to increase processing efficiency, yield and quality. (SNGPI.029)
01/04/2006 12/12/2010
Industry
P.PSH.0323
Process Modelling [PSHIP.150.07E]
23/11/2007 30/10/2008
MDC PSH
P.PSH.0455
Critical adoption and R&D activities for Joint MLA & MIRINZ Inc MQST program Yr 08/09 (Interim critical projects)
06/11/2008 20/01/2009
MDC PSH
P.PSH.0482
Critical adoption and R&D activities for Joint MLA & MIRINZ Inc MQST program Yr 08/09 (Phase 2)
01/03/2009 31/12/2011
MDC PSH
P.PSH.0264
Process modelling [150.07D].
26/02/2007 08/11/2007
MDC PSH
P.PSH.0228
Process modeling
01/01/2006 30/09/2006
MDC PSH

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