TENDERNESS OF MEAT GETS ACCURATE TEST (Aug, 1930)

TENDERNESS OF MEAT GETS ACCURATE TEST

How tough is a piece of meat? One of the first instruments ever devised to test it accurately was recently installed at the United States Bureau of Standards, at Washington, D. C.

A metal disk mounted on a board between a blunt knife and a crank handle, and attached by chains to both, records the force needed to draw the knife through a sample of meat by turning the crank handle. The entire apparatus, which is contained on one board, can be easily moved about.

The result of the tests may be that future generations will have a much better chance of getting juicy and easy-carving meat every time they order from the butcher. Once the various factors in the life history of an animal which tend to make its meat tender are discovered, scientific experts may be able to use such information to breed animals that will be certain to pass on “tenderness” to their offspring.

1 comment
  1. ERRCOMAN says: June 11, 20085:55 am

    Your tax dollars at work…

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