Automated X-ray & Laser Imaging System for Detecting Bone Fragments on Poultry De-boning Lines

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: 2006-33610-16773
Agency Tracking Number: 2006-00257
Amount: $79,925.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
14227 Reed Farm Way, Gaithersburg, MD, 20878
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Hansong Jing
 Director of R&D
 (301) 279-0618
Business Contact
 Tom Sullivan
Title: CFO
Phone: (301) 279-0618
Research Institution
As Americans become increasingly health conscious, they have increased their consumption of white boneless poultry. The poultry industry is especially concerned about hazardous materials such as metal and bone fragments embedded in boneless meat. Bone fragments and physical contaminants must be removed to ensure consumer safety. This project will lead to an industry-ready system technology for sensitive and accurate detection of bone fragments and hazardous materials on poultry de-boning lines. With the U.S. producing over 46.9 billion pounds of poultry annually and boneless meat accounting for over 41% of the total product (USDA, 2004), the success of this project will have a positive impact on the industry in bringing quality, safe, and cost-effective poultry products to American consumers.

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