HunterLab, the world’s leading expert in measuring color, offers a handy solution when it comes to sensitive and perishable products like meats, poultry and fish. As consumers associate the ‘correct’ color with freshness and quality, food companies count on consistent and recurring spectral data which enhance the quality control process.
The easy-to-use spectrophotometer MiniScan EZ 45/0 LAV, one of only a few portable instruments in the market, is prepared for all requirements regarding the measurement of meat portions. Non-uniform characteristics afford compensating preparation and presentation techniques in order to ensure repeatable sample measurement. If the sample is directional and irregular the user needs to average several readings with replacement. The MiniScan is fast, lightweight and transportable wherever it is needed.
Another tricky issue is moisture, which often accompanies products like meat. To prevent moisture entering the instrument optic a glass/polycarbonate covered port is available. Easy-to-do measurement not only means getting spectral data quickly but also avoiding user fatigue when measuring a large number of samples. That’s why HunterLab’s portable instrument is most suitable for applications like this. Once the user holds the spectrophotometer in hand, only a thump-tip is necessary to make measurements and navigate through all kinds of functions. The large display immediately shows color/spectral data and PASS/FAIL tolerances. With this information subjectivity is eliminated. Food processes are more precise, take less time and therefore maintain cost reduction.
The knowledge of HunterLab, which is based on more than 60 years of experience in color measurement, offers trustworthiness for any kind of food application. A large number of big food companies use HunterLab instruments all over the world.