The current regulation of mechanically separated meat (MSM) states that all types of MSM must be declared on the label regardless of the raw material quality.
Development of a technology for mechanical meat-bone separation now enables production of a meat raw material that cannot be distinguished from regular minced meat.
Consequently, there seems to be no objective reasons to maintain the current regulation of MSM.
MACSYS started on 1 January 2014, and involves nine partners from 6 EU countries. The project runs for 2 years. It focuses on new, efficient and objective solutions for quality classification of comminuted poultry meat through collaboration between 4 RTD, 4 SME and 1 end-user partners.
To develop efficient and objective methods for quality classification of MSM.