As elsewhere in Europe, France is also making a tentative start with keeping boars, led by Groupement Cooperl, that banned the castration of male piglets last year. To prevent that meat with boar taint arrives in the shops, Arip recently organized in two French slaughterhouses a trial to investigate whether the human nose is reliable enough to detect boar taint. If it appears that the findings of the lab match those of the human nose, in the future more odor masters will be trained for a permanent place on the French slaughter lines.
The Netherlands have already a lot more experience with the detection of boar taint on the slaughter line. The results are promising.
- Detection method guarantees boar meat quality
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