Fat Analysis Equipment: Chemical Lean Testing
For the modern meat manufacturer or meat processor, the old, outdated ways of chemical lean testing no longer cut it. Today’s manufacturers want more from their fat analysis equipment. They want safe, non-invasive, efficient and precise ways to perform fat analysis and chemical lean testing; anything else simply isn’t good enough.
For safe and cost-effective chemical lean testing you can’t go past Eagle’s innovative FA3 Series of X-Ray food inspection and fat analysis equipment. This state-of-the-art fat analysis and chemical lean testing machine can simultaneously perform the following inline meat inspection checks:
- fat analysis
- contamination detection
- mass measurement
- protein analysis
- moisture analysis
The Eagle FA3 inline fat analysis equipment makes use of Eagle X-Ray Dual Energy Absorptiometry (DEXA) technology to discriminate between fat and lean portions of meat, providing chemical lean testing measurements to better than +/- 1CL accuracy.
Also, where other systems aren’t capable of inspecting every single inch of a meat product, DEXA can. DEXA is already widely used in the medical field, and is now used as a non-invasive, inline method that analyses 100% of the product to determine chemical lean content for meat products.
Incorporating efficient and repeatable techniques for fat analysis and chemical lean testing is an easy way to reduce any unnecessary losses your business incurs through inaccuracy, it’s as simple as that. So if you’re looking to reduce costs and improve food quality assurance you can’t go past the Eagle PI FA3; this is one premium fat analysis machine.
We pride ourselves on being one of Australia and New Zealand’s leading suppliers of food inspection systems and machinery. For fat analysis in food, there’s nothing smarter than Eagle and we’re your go-to supplier.
With a thorough understanding of food inspection equipment, and knowing that businesses require the right tools for each step in the production process, we aim to supply the widest range of industrial and commercial food inspection machinery in Australia and New Zealand.
To ensure you have access to the right fat analysis equipment, we bring together the expertise of top suppliers from around the world. FPE is your perfect fat analysis equipment partner. Contact us today for more information about Eagle’s products.
Validate your Eagle fat analysis calculation: chemical lean testing equipment for hire
Now you can validate your chemical lean calculation using FPE’s chemical lean testing rig for hire. Click the link to read all about it on the blog, or call Stuart Hincksman on 0439 689 600.
What methods are used to measure chemical lean?
Chemical Lean (CL) calculation is the amount of lean red meat compared to the amount of fat in a sample of meat. There are a variety of different sampling and testing methods used across the meat industry to determine this ratio, such as the Soxhlet method, Anyl-Ray & NIR/NIT methods, but none of these are as efficient or effective as Eagle’s Fat Analysis equipment.
Soxhlet is the most commonly used method, but his method is an off-line test on a small sample, it is not nearly as comprehensive as using one of Eagle’s state of the art X-Ray food inspection systems. According to Aus Meat Ltd – the group responsible for establishing and maintaining national industry standards for meat production and processing – there are 10 accredited methods for measuring chemical lean:
1. Soxhlet – Ether extraction method
2. Babcock – Acid digestion method
3. Foss-let – Specific gravity of extract method
4. Anyl-Ray – X-Ray absorption method
5. Microwave – Moisture determination
6. MQ27 – Chemical Lean Meat Analyser
7. FOSS MeatMaster™ X-Ray CL Analyser
8. Foss FoodScan™ NIR CL System
9. CEM Smart Trac – Fat & Moisture Analyser
10. Smiths Detection Eagle™ Carton FA
Eagle’s Fat Analysis Systems are the ideal tool for inspection of meat for chemical lean determination.