Thought for the month
“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets.”
Attributed to Napoleon Bonaparte, Statesman (1769-1821).
Tuesday, 14 February 2012
Seeing beef in a new light
The use of LEDs to save electricity is well known, but work within the US meat industry has thrown up extra advantages. The use of LEDs in refrigeration display cabinets has been shown to extend the shelf life of some beef products. The propensity of customers to discriminate against natural oxidation related meat coloration changes is a key factor in defining the shelf life of fresh meat. Scoring LED lighting against the normal fluorescent in the areas of preferred colour, taste and operating costs showed several advantages in using LEDs.