International research on beef and lamb eating quality

Teagasc (Irish R&D institute in agriculture) hosted a United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) workshop focusing on eating quality, beef and lamb carcass grading to underpin consumer satisfaction and the implementation of UNECE standards. The workshop was also supported by Meat Livestock Australia (MLA). Prior to the workshop, scientists from six countries had decided to use MSA consumer testing protocols to develop a global DATAbank under the auspices of a Not for Profit Foundation established for this particular purpose.  MLA offered to facilitate a data development project to ensure data compatibility. Consequently, a Foundation under the name, “International Meat Research 3G Foundation” had been established on June 12, 2017. The purpose of this foundation, in addition to hosting the data bank, is to add MSA (Meat Standard Australia) grading inputs and MSA consumer testing protocols to the research in eating quality worldwide.