BioInnovation Wales Logo
Meat Processing

Meat Processing

Release Date: 11th September 2019


Lead Organisation: IBERS, Aberystwyth University


Learn about new and established technologies for meat processing and product development.

Meat and meat products make an important contribution to the nutrient intake in our diet. With the competitive market trends in the meat sector and growing export demand for Welsh lamb and beef, as well as a growing white meat sector; the Welsh meat industry is continuously looking for innovative and efficient approaches to ensure sustainable growth. This module will also include a visit to Food Centre Wales, Horeb (or similar) for hands-on experience in meat butchery and meat product development.

Content

The course will consist of a series of lectures and guided learning focused on:

List of Units

Introduction to meat processing

Meat types and categories, carcass composition, muscle biology, structure and muscle characteristics, industrial meat processing

Primary processing for red meat

Slaughtering operation, post-mortem biochemical changes and their significance on subsequent red meat quality, carcass grading and measurement of meat quality

Primary processing for poultry

Poultry primary processing, post-mortem biochemical changes and their significance on subsequent white meat quality, carcass grading and measurement of meat quality

Microbiological safety, quality and shelf life extension of fresh meat

Meat microbiology and spoilage, meat preservation principles

Innovative technology in meat processing

New tenderisation methods, automation and robotics

Healthy meat

Meat as potential functional food, probiotic products, reformulation techniques

Meat product development

Ingredients used, types of meat products

Demonstration

A live or virtual practical demonstration session (the choice is yours) hosted by Food Centre Wales in Llandusyl taking you through stages from primal cut to product processing. The live event will be held on Thursday 14th November

Meat sustainability

Role of meat science in a challenging global environment

Tutors

Tutors Name
Dr Shikha Ojha