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Reliability of remote post-mortem veterinary meat inspections in pigs using augmented-reality live-stream video software

Almqvist, Viktor and Berg, Charlotte and Hultgren, Jan (2021). Reliability of remote post-mortem veterinary meat inspections in pigs using augmented-reality live-stream video software. Food Control. 125 , 107940
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Abstract

Official meat inspections at remotely situated, small-scale slaughter houses and game handlings establishments fare associated with a relatively high cost of official control per inspected animal. By performing veterinary meat inspections via live-streamed video, this cost could be lowered. We aimed to evaluate how veterinary meat inspections at slaughter can be conducted remotely with the help of a camera-equipped non-veterinary technician on site. Specialized software and augmented reality technology were used. The remote inspection was compared to standard on-site veterinary meat inspection at a large-scale slaughter plant for pigs in Sweden during 2019. The remote and on-site inspectors recorded findings in 400 carcasses and organs arrested for further inspection. The comparison was based primarily on percentage agreement, Cohen?s kappa and prevalence- and bias-adjusted kappa (PABAK) as measures of agreement and reliability. The remote method was shown to display a high level of agreement for clear, easily distinguished findings (e.g. tail lesions, with an agreement of 92.3%, Cohen?s kappa of 0.77 and PABAK of 0.85). For more vague findings and subjective decisions, the performance was slightly lower (e.g. whether or not to condemn a carcass completely, with agreement 75.2%, Cohen?s kappa 0.32 and PABAK 0.50). Remote inspection appears to constitute a viable alternative for post-mortem meat inspection in pigs, given a sufficiently standardized method of inspection and sufficient inspection times. The performance of remote inspection probably depends on which persons use the method.

Authors/Creators:Almqvist, Viktor and Berg, Charlotte and Hultgren, Jan
Title:Reliability of remote post-mortem veterinary meat inspections in pigs using augmented-reality live-stream video software
Series Name/Journal:Food Control
Year of publishing :2021
Volume:125
Article number:107940
Number of Pages:7
Publisher:ELSEVIER SCI LTD
ISSN:0956-7135
Language:English
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Food Science
Keywords:Abattoir, Augmented reality, Digital video communication, Remote guidance, Slaughter, Veterinary meat inspection
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-111648
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-111648
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DOI10.1016/j.foodcont.2021.107940
Web of Science (WoS)000636446400013
ID Code:23381
Faculty:VH - Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science
Department:(VH) > Dept. of Animal Environment and Health
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:29 Apr 2021 13:43
Metadata Last Modified:16 Sep 2021 17:11

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