Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Halliburton Subsidiary Offers Explosive New Way to Tenderize Your Meat

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Halliburton Subsidiary Offers Explosive New Way to Tenderize Your Meat

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BUENA VISTA, Va. (AP) -- Coming soon to your supermarket meat counter: a dynamite new way to tenderize cube steaks, pot roasts and brisket.

Hydrodyne, a Puerto Rico-based research company, has discovered a way to immerse packaged, leathery cuts of meat into water, send a shock wave through it by detonating a small explosive charge and -- voila! -- melt-in-your-mouth meat. Now, the company is on the verge of signing a deal with a major meat processor that will bring this technology to market.

"This method will essentially make lower grade meats more valuable than they were before," Hydrodyne President Stanford Klapper said. "The consumer will be able to pay a lower price for meat, but still get higher grade quality."

For instance, Klapper said, a low-quality steak that may cost $1.99 per pound in a supermarket today may cost $2.49 after it's been through the Hydrodyne process. But that cut of meat will be as tasty and tender as a $5.99 per pound strip steak. …

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