HomePULSARvol. 2 no. 1 (2013)

Meat Quality Detector

Jeffrey G. Baco | Joe Carlo M. Boto | Pernell Marick Y. Pabiona | Aylmer Ronnel L. Sombilla

Discipline: Engineering, Applied Sciences



This study aimed to design, construct and develop a meat quality detector. Features are to be evaluated as regards its functionality and performance efficiency in measuring pH level, ammonia content, and quality of the meat. This project was done using the experimental development method. Further, the researchers employed the descriptive approach to determine the functionality of the developed device. The development of the meat quality detector was done in the University of Immaculate Conception Annex and Main Campuses, especially in the Engineering and Pharmacy Laboratories. This study was conducted in the meat section of Piapi Public Market, Davao City. The evaluators of the study included the 3 meat inspectors from the National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) of Davao City, 4 meat vendors from the Piapi Public Market, 4 Engineering faculty and 9 local consumers who were purposively chosen by the researchers. The participants mentioned were chosen for this study because of their awareness and knowledge about purchasing meat products. As testified by the National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS), the device is functional, reliable, and accurate with respect to its measurement of pH level and ammonia content as indicators of meat freshness.