Colour nix could be the next grading tool

THE next super smart tool in beef’s objective carcase management basket could be a nifty little device with a keen eye for colour which will work hand-in-glove with a first-of-its-kind app.

Meat research scientist Benjamin Holman is working on a package he’s calling iMeat which aims to replace the subjective colour-chip grading of meat conducted manually by trained professionals in processing plants.

His project utilises a tiny colour meter, that can scan a carcase to get a precise read on its colour.