Analytical Spectral Devices Tests Beef Tenderness

Boulder, Colorado-based Analytical Spectral Devices, a developer of Near Infrared (NIR) sensors, said today that it has released a new device for measuring the tenderness of beef. The firm said that its Quality SpecR BT (beef tenderness) system has been installed at a major meat production facility and has been in commercial production for several months. The firm develops sceintific and analytic instrumentation used for remote sensing and material management. The beef equipment was developed in conjuction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Meat Animal Research Center (USMARC).