During the five-year research programme ‘Boars Heading for 2018’, researchers – in collaboration with Dutch meat processing companies – developed a system for guaranteeing the quality of boar meat. This so-called Human Nose System (HNS) is based on discovering boar taint in meat on the slaughter line utilising trained testers.
During a number of major commercial trials almost two million boars were checked and the resulting test data was analysed. The testers discovered that during the 2011-2013 approximately 4% of boars developed boar taint when their flesh was heated. The Human Nose System has been set up and described as a quality control system. A tester protocol is linked to the system. The system can easily be linked to existing quality control systems such as QS and IKB.
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