In plants processing at high speeds even the smallest detail can make a huge difference and maximizing yield is essential for each product. During evisceration, a considerable amount of fat is often removed from the carcass together with the viscera pack. With the Meyn fat retention machine, the majority of the leaf fat remains attached to the carcass after removal of the viscera. After this, several options are possible. The fat-pads can be harvested in the evisceration line and can be sold as a by-product. Furthermore, it can be left in the griller and sold as whole bird or it can be processed in the cut up line. The fat retention machine is a unique processing step in the evisceration department, which efficiently maximizes yield.
The fat retention machine is placed in a 180 degrees curve if the overhead conveyor, as the last machine before the Maestro eviscerator. The bird is fed into the machine with its back towards the unit. The unit moves close to the gizzard and loosens the gizzard fat from the gizzard without damaging the bird. When the bird leaves the machine, it can be eviscerated with the Maestro eviscerator.