Accession Number : AD0164784

Title :   Method and Apparatus for Testing the Tenderness of Meat.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Hinnergardt,Larry C. ; Tuomy,Justin M.

Report Date : 15 MAY 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The invention relates to a method and apparatus for testing the tenderness of a slice of meat without destroying the integrity of the slice of meat insofar as subsequent cooking and eating thereof are concerned. The invention relates more particularly to a method and apparatus for predicting the tenderness of cooked meat from the resistance of the uncooked meat to being pierced or penetrated by elongated needle-like piercing elements which do not destroy or seriously damage the meat during the testing thereof.

Descriptors :   *Meat, *Measuring instruments, *Test methods, *Patents, Penetration, Force(Mechanics), Charts, Recording systems, Nondestructive testing

Subject Categories : Food, Food Service and Nutrition

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE