We are now offering a fast and cost-effective texture analysis service for salmon and trout. We are experts at measuring fillet firmness and tensile strength, and have a large database of texture values for reference.

We use highly sensitive texture analysis equipment and have many years experience of flesh quality measurement.

The Warner Bratzler shear test employs a blunt blade to cut the sample giving a measure of firmness, while the tensile test measures the work required to pull apart a standardised piece of fillet, giving a valuable indication of its likelihood of gaping.

We also offer digital image analysis of colour, gaping and bloodspots.

Pricing and turnaround

For our standard service we require fresh or cold-smoked D-trim fillets from fish over 2kg in weight. We will perform duplicate firmness and tensile strength measurements, analyse the data and produce a report.

£250 for 10 fillets

Or try our Express Service for same day results on samples received by 12noon. Available at very short notice.

£390 for 10 fillets

Discounts are available for long term contracts or large orders.

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