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Colorimetric device for egg yolk type classification

Masruddin, Najihah and Ahmad, Ida Laila and Abdul Rahim, Ruzairi and Hanafi, Dirman and Tee, Kian Sek and Wahid, Herman and Leow, Pei Ling (2019) Colorimetric device for egg yolk type classification. In: Sensor & Instrumentation System. Penerbit UTHM, pp. 23-28. ISBN 978-967-2306-15-3

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Abstract

Recently, high blood cholesterol has become a life threatening and increasingly common around the world including our own country, Malaysia. This is a serious matter as it can gradually increase risk for cardiovascular diseases. Based on the latest 2015 National Health and Morbidity Survey, 47.7% of Malaysian adults 18 years and above estimated have hypercholesterolemia, or high blood cholesterol [1]. Egg yolk contain over 80% of the overall vitamins and minerals that can be found within the egg as a whole [2]. It is important to know the requirements of the daily diets as egg yolk is higher in cholesterol level compare to egg white. Currently, egg yolk grading is done manually by using colour fan as the international standard for egg yolk colour measurement for almost 50 years. European countries such as Germany and France preferred egg yolks with the darkest colour while the northerners prefer pale yellow yolks. Pale yellow yolks does not indicate that the eggs taken as a sign of sick or malnourished hen because in many African countries, white corn is typically a part of chicken feed that will produce eggs with pale yolks [3]. Automation in food industries is in growing demand because of its simplicity, reduction in production time and it can reduce the human error. Therefore, by having automatic system the production can be increased by investing in automated equipment. In return, the profitability will increase with a better accuracy compared to the work done by human.���d

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: S Agriculture > SF Animal culture
Depositing User: Mr Abdul Rahim Mat Radzuan
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2019 21:50
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2019 21:50
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/11965
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