BIOLAN launches a new analytical solution that allows to quantitatively classify the degree of YAKE in tuna, without the need to defrost and generate damage in the piece, and digitally monitor its quality.
Up to this point BIOLAN’s BIOFISH product line had two analytical solutions, one for the quantification of histamine in tuna and the other for sulphite in crustaceans, but BIOLAN does not cease in the search for new analytical tools capable of delivering solutions to the fishing sector. Today BIOLAN presents a new revolutionary method: the BIOFISH 3000 YAKE, which allows to predict the quality of tuna meat without prior thawing and damaging the piece, with a simple sampling in the tail of the tuna.
The burnt flesh syndrome, or Yake in Japanese, manifests when tuna have been subjected to stressful situations at the time of slaughter or during fishing. The presence of Yake causes the fish to have metallic flavors and a brownish color, accelerating the degradation process with a decrease in pH. The appearance of Yake carries a drop in commercial value, and is very punished in certain markets, especially in the Japanese market, where tuna meat is largely destined for sashimi preparations that demand the highest level of quality.
The BIOFISH 3000 YAKE is a unique, easy and fast tool that allows to determine the degree of Yake in tuna in an objective way -from chemical quantification- positioning as an alternative to the current visual evaluation. The determination of the degree of Yake, in addition to other parameters, is an increasingly determining indicator when discriminating raw material for one use or another and therefore of great importance for the tuna extractive and processing industry. As if that were not enough, sampling in the tail area avoids damage to the piece, and therefore avoids wastage of raw material.
In addition, BIOFISH 3000 YAKE belongs to the new generation of BIOLAN connected biosensors, smart devices that allow a comprehensive monitoring of the analytical process, from advanced visualization of results and cloud storage to product traceability throughout the value chain.
In conclusion, our BIOFISH 3000 YAKE is a new disruptive advance in food quality control, which facilitates the processing of tuna, resulting in increased competitiveness, efficiency and profitability for the tuna industry.