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Scotland: Meat quality prediction project

Meat bosses in Scotland have launched a major project which aims at allowing them to predict the eating quality of meat cuts.

Meat processors in Scotland are to be offered new technology which will allow them to accurately measure the different factors in eating quality, such as tenderness, colour and fat levels.

The Quality Meat Scotland project, part-funded by the Scottish government, will initially focus on beef but is intended to roll out to lamb and pork.

Richard Lochhead, rural affairs secretary, launched the project at the Royal Highland Show today. He said: "This unique project is good news for the red meat sector and even better news for consumers. We know the importance shoppers attach to quality and taste and that this, in turn, provides a boost for those responsible for Scotland's world-class produce.”

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    David Burch

    This would be a classical opportunity to utilise Improvac to control boar taint as part of the pig meat project.

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