The Alberta Pork Grading Company, the pork grading authority for the Province of Alberta, Canada, has ordered three Anitech PG-100 Pork Grading Probes for a pork packing plant in Alberta.
Anitech's probes are used at thirty-five pork plants in Canada and Mexico to electronically measure the amount of fat and meat in a pork carcass. This measurement is translated into a grade that forms the basis of payments to pork producers. Almost every federally inspected pork slaughter plant in Canada uses such a probe.
Anitech also manufactures the DT-500 Data Collection System for slaughter plants. The DT-500 is a proprietary computer and software system that helps meat packers keep detailed production records on individual carcasses. Data is collected and collated in real time and can be accessed through an internal network or the Internet.
The DT-500 system is installed in sixteen beef and pork packing plants in Canada, and is being considered by plants in Uruguay, Brazil, Mexico and the US to help respond to new regulatory and quality control requirements.