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Federal meat inspection act
-inspection of all meat sold from livestock (cattle, sheep, swine, goats, equids)
1. slaughter of own animals not for $
2. grocery stores
3. someone who buys meat outside US for self
dark firm dry pork
stress prior to slaughter + adrenaline causes premortem glycogen depletion in muscles
- reduction in lactic acid = high pH
-more likely to spoil
pale soft exudative pork
high stress pre-slaughter
rapid postmortem intracellular glycolysis causes inc in lactic acid = low pH = muscle denaturation
subject to inspection
animal is bought by plant operator, subject to passing inspection. seller is only paid for those parts passing inspection.
refers to the ultimate handling of a carcass or its parts according to current regulations
when you can hold animal for possible recovery
1. post-parturient, until placenta passes
2. downer cattle, 24h in case stressed
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