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Title: Measuring the lean content of carcasses using TOBEC
Authors: Allen, Paul
McGeehin, Brian
Keywords: Meat production
Meat technology
Fat content
Lean meat
Issue Date: May-2001
Publisher: Teagasc
Citation: Measuring the lean content of carcasses using TOBEC. The National Food Centre Research Report No. 40. Paul Allen and Brian mcGeehin. Dublin; Teagasc, 2001. ISBN 1841702358
Series/Report no.: The National Food Centre Research Report;No. 40
Abstract: This project examined the potential of two objective methods of measuring the lean and fat content of meat carcasses and cuts. Total Body Electrical Conductivity (TOBEC) and Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) are both based on the different conductivity of lean and fat tissues. TOBEC measures the absorption by a carcass or cut of electrical energy from an electromagnetic field whereas BIA measures the resistance to the flow of an electrical current. TOBEC is a large and relatively expensive piece of equipment that is fully automated. BIA is small and relatively low cost but requires an operator.
Description: End of Project Report
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11019/126
ISBN: 1841702358
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Food Programme End of Project Reports

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