Cargill introduces tracking system for premium brands
March 26, 2007
by FoodBusinessNews.net Staff
WICHITA, KAS. – Using a combination of visioning technology and an on-line tracking system, Cargill Meat Solutions is offering customers a new means of ensuring quality attributes of carcasses used for its premium brands of beef.
The tracking system retains data captured by the camera vision grading process and is used to identify and track quality attributes for premium beef selection under the company’s Sterling Silver and AngusPride retail brands.
"We do this so our retail customers can provide consumers with a great eating experience time after time," said Kent Harrison, premium group brand manager. "That eating experience is one of the most important factors a consumer considers when they stand in front of the meatcase deciding which brand to purchase."
C.M.S. was an industry leader in utilizing camera vision grading technology in the 1990s. The company plans to have all of it U.S. plants equipped with updated visioning systems and all of them using the on-line tracking system by the end of 2007.