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.
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Waldroup, Amy L. and Kirby, John D., "Method and system for fecal detection" (1999). Patents Granted. 191.