What are the quality tests performed on meat and meat products?
Meat and meat products include mainly red meat, chicken and fish meat. Meat and meat products are rich in protein, contain minerals such as iron, zinc, phosphorus and vitamins B6, B12, B1 and A.
Meat and meat products, especially red meat; They are foods that should be consumed at regular intervals because they are the best quality protein source. The most important issue in meat products is species determination analysis. In particular, tests and quality tests to determine imitation and adulteration are analyzes that should be performed regularly.
Tests on meat products are generally as follows:
Physical Tests; organoleptic tests, moisture and dry matter determination
Chemical Tests; Starch Determination, Collagen / Meat Protein Ratio Determination
Multi Element Determination
Artificial Paint Search and Determination
Determination of Meat Species (Beef, Pork, Turkey, Horse, Donkey DNA Search)
The tests to be done in question must be carried out in Accredited Food Laboratories.