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Significance and Use
There are several live animal or carcass evaluation devices or systems used or under development for use in determination of economic value of live animals, carcasses, or individual cuts of meat. The correct use of these devices or systems may affect the reliability of the data.
This practice provides user requirements for installation, operator training, operation, verification, inspection, maintenance, and retention of original data.
1.1 This practice covers the requirements for users of livestock, meat, and poultry evaluation devices or systems used to measure and record composition or quality constituents of live animals, carcasses, and individual cuts of meat, when those devices or systems provide data that is used to determine economic value. Areas covered include: installation, operator training, operation, verification, inspection and maintenance of these evaluation devices or systems, and documentation of procedures for retention of original data.
1.2 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
F2463 Terminology for Livestock, Meat, and Poultry Evaluation Systems
ICS Number Code 65.020.30 (Animal husbandry and breeding); 67.120.01 (Animal produce in general)
ASTM F2341-05(2010), Standard Practice for User Requirements for Livestock, Meat, and Poultry Evaluation Devices or Systems, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2010, www.astm.orgBack to Top