Knowledge check

A producer presented 200 carcases for MSA grading. 14 of these carcases were non-compliant to MSA minimum requirements. Looking at the graph, what is the main reason for MSA non-compliance?

  1. Subcutaneous fat depth out of specification
  2. Inadequate fat distribution
  3. pH greater than 5.70
  4. Miscellaneous non-compliance e.g. ecchymosis, bruising, etc.
  5. Loin temperature above 11.9 which is outside of AUS-MEAT specifications
  6. Failure to meet hide puller damage specifications of less than 10cm x 10cm on a single primal


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