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on December 2, 2014

Identifying quality defects in poultry processing

Quality defects in processed poultry cost millions of dollars annually. For corrective action, it is important to identify and track the types and causes of quality defects in processed poultry.

Poultry processing can be divided into several unit operations including preslaughter activities, stunning, slaughter, scalding and picking, evisceration and chilling. During processing operations, issues will arise with the quality of or defects in poultry products. Several of these defects can be observed, and some are associated with various steps in…

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