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.