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.
Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas (Little Rock, AR)
Waldroup, A. L., & Kirby, J. D. (1997). Method and system for fecal detection. Patents Granted. Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/pat/208
Amy L. Waldroup, Department of Poultry Science, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
John D. Kirby, Department of Poultry Science, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR