CHILLER ASSESSMENT (Beef)
AUS-MEAT Chiller Assessment provides a means of describing
saleable meat characteristics including Meat Colour, Fat Colour,
Marbling, Eye Muscle Area, Rib Fat Measurement Subcutaneous &
Total Rib Fat Measurement and Maturity.
Each characteristic is evaluated separately, at a specific site,
under controlled conditions.
The Assessments are made by qualified Chiller Assessors who are
regularly checked to confirm accuracy and technique.
Results of Assessments are allocated to the carcase, and provide
a means of carcase selection according to individual contract
specifications, grading schemes, or brand requirements.
Chiller Assessment provides a means of classifying product prior
to packing or distribution. Assessment results also allow producers
to select breeding stock based on performance and to customise
feeding regimes to suit particular markets.
The Chiller Assessment Program has been developed to enable
AUS-MEAT accredited Enterprises to assess, grade or class carcases
using a uniform set of Standards under controlled conditions for
customers requiring selected products.
For more information refer Chiller Assessment Language Brochure
OsCap (Onsite Correlation and Practice
The OsCap is a computer based correlation. The OsCap system as
the method of correlating qualified Assessors positions Australia
as having the first carcase grading system which is correlated
against an objective computer calculated standard.
OsCap also provides the required correlations for other elements
of the AUS-MEAT Language and MSA's Grading System.
OsCap is commercially available to AUS-MEAT Accredited
Enterprises through a lease arrangement and provides a flexible and
effective method for Correlations and practice.
The OsCap System provides correlation and practice for:
OsCap also provides current records and historical records of
correlations for individual assessors which become part of the
Enterprise Quality Assurance systems.
OsCap correlation system incorporates standards and assessment
criteria for the Meat Standards Australia (MSA) Carcase grading
For more information refer AUS-MEAT
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