The Eagle FA3/M multi-application system provides inline fat measurement and contaminant detection for fresh, chilled, frozen and hot-boned loose bulk, frozen or tempered meat blocks and unwrapped meat conveyed in plastic crates. Using dual energy X-ray absorptiometry measurement technology, the unit discriminates between the fat and lean portions of products, providing chemical lean measurements with better than +/-1CL accuracy. The system also measures weight and detects contaminants, such as metals, glass, calcified bones and stones. It provides measurements at throughputs up to 2,400 plastic crates or frozen blocks/hr. or up to 35 tons/hr. of bulk meat.