Document Type

Patent

Publication Date

4-15-1997

Abstract

Describes a method of and apparatus for detecting the presence of fecal or ingesta matter contaminants on a poultry or meat item. The poultry or meat is conveyed in front of a UV light transmitter/receiver where UV light is directed onto the poultry or meat item and subsequently light is gathered from the poultry or meat. The gathered light is then compared to a threshold above which indicates contaminants. If contaminants are present the controller can generate a signal and/or send the contaminated items to a wash station.

Department

Poultry Science

Patent Number

US5621215

Application Filed

6-7-1995

Assignee

Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas (Little Rock, AR)

Comments

Amy L. Waldroup, Department of Poultry Science; John D. Kirby, Department of Poultry Science

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