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How poultry processors can ensure breast meat quality

Achieving the highest breast meat quality needs careful consideration from harvesting to scalding.

July 7, 2017
By WattAgNet


July 7, 2017 – Given the high value of chicken breast meat in many markets, poultry processors need to ensure that any factors that may reduce product quality are thoroughly addressed.

Issues affecting breast meat quality can arise pre-slaughter and during processing, and there are several key areas that need to be properly functioning if losses are to be minimized.

Extreme temperatures during transport and while waiting at the plant pre-slaughter can result in dehydration and other metabolic conditions, affecting the health and survival rate of birds, and also meat quality. READ MORE