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This system refers to machinery equipment and process where chickens are automatically caught by such equipment when it is input transport truck and animal welfare is considered in such system. We need to catch them and put them into vehicles. In general, expert catchers are dispatched into the farms and they catch the birds with their hands one by one. Auto Catching System uses the method which makes the birds move into transportation boxes naturally and the boxes are uploaded to the truck by forklift. As the process is done so naturally that the birds get almost no stress and injury or skin scratches cannot occur so that the defect rate of final products is strikingly lowered.
This is the system where carbon dioxide gas is used for stunning. While electroshock method is used in most of the countries including Korea and the USA, most of European countries use gas stunning method. This is a production method considering animal welfare and Harim (Plant located in Jeongeup) introduced gas stunning system for the first time in Korea.
Chicken Production process flows toward only one direction. The carcass uploaded on the production process passes toward only one direction until it reaches the storage warehouse after going through the killing line and other processing line. Supply movement line is minimized. It is designed to prevent carcass from going to the reverse side or stopped and we call this as a ‘one way system.; It is to maintain the best quality and freshness. Fresh products and frozen products which are produced with such a system can become the best quality in Korea and, in particular, IFF(Individual Fresh Frozen) which is produced through this process with quick-freeze at -40 ℃ receives reviews that it is fresher than refrigerated ones.
Passing through the processing process, meat has unavoidable tonic muscles. Most of such muscles decreases freshness and taste and, in order to solve this problem, the stimulator relaxes tonic muscles with momentary electric shock enough to soften the taste of chicken. ※ Stimulator process is the process done after the first processing stage and, thus, it is not related to animal welfare.
Full Air Chilling System refers to the process where carcasses are cooled only with cold and fresh air in the finishing stage of chicken production process. This is a processing equipment system introduced in domestic chicken production process for the first time in Korea. In general, the body temperature of carcass is 40℃! Thus, compared to other kinds of meat, processed chicken is quickly acidified and the freshness during distribution process depends on how quickly we can lower the temperature of the body. The temperature where germs generally stop their activities is 4℃ and it is very important how quickly we can drop the body temperature of bird below 4℃. Various methods to drop such temperature below 4℃ are used in chicken processing. Three methods can be referred to: Water
The group installed inspection stations in killing lines for the first time in Korea in order to make inspectors having veterinarian licenses conduct thoroughly the inspection of carcass under the process. Through careful inspection processes of professional inspectors, safer and more hygienic products can be produced. Under international standards, the number of birds which professional inspectors can determine whether there exist any problems for a hour is 2,000 birds. In other words, one bird every two sec. can be visually inspected and each killing line of Harim (Plant located in Jeongeup) has four inspection stations which are placed in series and 8,000 birds can be inspected during one hour there. Each of four inspectors can examine 2,000 birds per hour following his or her designated colors and, if they discover any problems through visual inspection, they can immediately bring the carcass to the station for detailed examination with ancillary equipment.
This is an automatic sorting system which can sort out quality level of chickens automatically with cutting edge facilities and equipment of quality control which are connected with precise cameras and various sensors. All chickens under process are photographed with a stereo camera and are data based. Through shooting by high functional camera, automatic sorting system conducts basic counting function, weight measuring function through volume inference and sorting function for measuring quality level and causes of defects through measuring shapes and colors. Also, it collects, aggregates, makes inquiries, analyzes various quality information and data which can be generated during killing in real-time and connects those data with the rearing management system, and the vehicle placement and weight management system so that entire processes