new flexible solution for fat standardization in meat products
FOSS has recently released the ProFoss™ inline near infrared analyser for a number of applications in food and feed production. One of these is in meat production where it provides a highly flexible solution for fat standardization.
As an ‘in line’ solution the Profoss continuously measures fat content of ground meat in production allowing manual or automatic adjustment of the process for savings in raw material and improved product quality.
The ProFoss is unique in that besides being a very accurate analyser, it is highly flexible regarding installation in the production process. Marketing manager, Poul Erik Simonsen explains how some inline solutions are built into grinders or mixers, forcing the user to purchase the supplier’s machinery as well as the analyser. “The ProFoss Meat analyser is different,” he says. “It can be used with any type of ground meat production equipment and can be installed in existing production lines with only minor modifications.”
The ProFoss is ideal for production of patties, sausage, salami and mortadella.
Accurate and robust system
Key to the accuracy of the ProFoss system is High Resolution diode array technology that gives a regular and reliable snapshot of products in the process.
The analyser is housed in a robust cabinet, mounted at the relevant location in production where it feeds back measurements to a computer display. An intuitive user interface allows anyone in production to monitor levels for key measurement parameters, allowing timely adjustments to control mechanisms. Measurement results are in line with the accuracy of traditional laboratory reference analysis.