Small, hard-to-find particles.
Small, hard-to-find particles, perhaps hidden in shadowed areas on
poultry carcasses at the processing plant, may be easier to detect. An
advanced imaging system uses hyperspectral imaging Hyperspectral imaging, sometimes referred to as spectral imaging, is an electron microscopy technique that involves microanalysis using either Energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS), Electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS), Infrared Spectroscopy(IR), Raman Spectroscopy, or to scan poultry
carcass carcass, carcase
1. the body of an animal killed for meat. The head, the legs below the knees and hocks, the tail, the skin and most of the viscera are removed. The kidneys are left in and in most instances the body is split down the middle through the sternum and the vertebral surfaces to find such contaminants. The inventors of the system
operated it at a test speed of 140 birds per minute, which is
approximately the processing speed See MHz. used today in U.S. poultry plants.
The detection system is expected to more reliably locate potential food
safety problems, reduce processing delays and save processing expenses.
Contact: W. Robert Windham, USDA-ARS USDA-ARS United States Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service Richard B. Russell Agricultural
Research Center, 950 College Station Rd., Athens, GA 30605. Phone:
706-546-3513. Fax: 706-546-3633. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.