In many developing countries meat is marketed fresh immediately after slaughter. With the development of societies, urbanization and growth in disposable income levels, the demand for meat and processed meat products is increasing.
As a result, suitable cutting schemes have been developed, identifying and separating meat for direct sales and meat suitable for further processing. Originally these schemes differed based on local consumption patterns and cooking preferences. Over time and with growing local and regional trade, authorities have introduced suitable uniform schemes for domestic, regional and international markets.