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Removal of spinal column from cattle and sheep carcasses.

Objective

Regulations are required in all EU states to ensure that spinal card material and spinal column in some states is removed from cattle and sheep carcasses. Carcasses are contaminated with CNS material during conventional splitting operations, and washing does not remove the contamination. A novel saw, for complete removal of the vertebral column from inside the eviscerated carcass before splitting, has been developed under laboratory conditions; this ensures that all cord material remains encased in bone. Prototype saws for cattle and sheep carcasses will be used to validate the above laboratory results under commercial slaughterhouse conditions. Functional tests , will evaluate the commercial viability of this new approach and thru results will be used in an economic appraisal. The main objective of this project is to ensure that the results are disseminated to an extended audience across the EU.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

SILSOE RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Address
Wrest Park, Silsoe
MK454HS Silsoe,bedford
United Kingdom

Participants (7)

ANGLO BEEF PROCESSORS LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Battlefield Road, Harlescott
SY1 4AH Bellstone - Strewbury
ASSOCIATION POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT DE L'INSTITUT DE LA VIANDE
France
Address
Rue Chappe 2
Clermont-ferrand
AVOCET ENGINEERING SERVICES LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Unit 2, Elborough Farm Banwell Road, Locking
BS24 8PB Weston-super-mare
FREUND MASCHINENFABRIK GMBH & CO. KG
Germany
Address
Schulze-delitzsch-strasse 38
33100 Paderborn
NORWEGIAN MEAT COOPERATIVE
Norway
Address
Lorenveien 37
0513 Oslo
ROSTOCK UNIVERSITY
Germany
Address
Universitaetsplatz 1
18055 Rostock
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
Address
Churchill Building
BS40 5DU Bristol