Spectra Poultry

Detection of soft foreign contaminants

  • Superior soft contaminants detection
  • Minimize recalls
  • Less labor-dependency
  • Maximize brand protection
  • Environmentally friendly


We are proud to present Spectra, an unrivaled foreign material detection solution bound to set a new standard in poultry processing and quality control.

With spectral imaging technology surpassing the human visual range, Spectra performs a near 360° surface poultry breast fillet scanning, detecting and discarding fillets containing surface contaminants with great effectiveness and precision.

Thanks to this groundbreaking innovation, created in partnership with Tomra, food processing companies can deliver a consistently contaminant-free product. Spectra comes with peace of mind built-in!

Spectra detects foreign material that is not identified by x-ray, such as plastics, rubber, and wood, on the surface of a product, solving an urgent poultry industry problem. Applying Marel’s decades of poultry processing know-how and Tomra’s vast experience in imaging technology, Spectra has been designed to withstand the harsh environment in a poultry factory and deliver accurate results throughout the production day.

Being fully automatic, Spectra requires no manual product handling, thereby eliminating the inherent risk of human error. The automation includes finding the best possible balance between detection of the very smallest foreign materials and keeping a low false-positive rate, thereby minimizing rework.

Spectra is the perfect addition to the poultry plant aiming to consistently deliver product of highest possible quality – supporting in protecting and enhancing its brand. 


The digital technology we use enables automatic monitoring of machine health, machine optimal performance, and detection of problems before they occur, through preventive maintenance.


Marel offers a range of service solutions to prevent failures, maximize performance or in case of unexpected breakdowns remote or onsite assistance.

Marel has offices in 30 countries across all regions, and a global network of highly skilled professionals that provide remote as well as onsite service support. We provide quality spare parts and customized service agreements for our customers to ensure optimal performance of Marel equipment.

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