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Texture Analysis Test

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    $210 per analysis

  • Turnaround time

    7 - 9 Business Days

  • Rush

    Available

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Texture Analysis Test

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Method description

Texture test methods are empirical methods that attempt to imitate the process humans use to assess texture. Examples include assessing fruit ripeness by pressing into the flesh with a thumb, snapping a cookie or cracker to assess firmness, or measuring meat tenderness by simulating biting or chewing of the meat.

Acceptable matrices

Most solid and semi-solid food products

Unacceptable matrices

Liquid foods

Equipment

TA.HD texture analyzer

Method reference

Internally Developed Method

Reportable unit

Reported units vary depending on the type of test:

  • Shear analysis: force in grams or kilograms
  • Break analysis: force in grams or kilograms and bending distance to break in millimeters
  • Bread texture analysis: force at 25% compression in grams
  • Extensibility analysis: Max force in kilograms, distances to peak and failure in millimeters
  • Texture profile analysis: multiple parameters

Sample size requirements

1 Requires consult

Information required by submitter

Please supply estimates

Additional information

To help us meet your testing expectations, please contact us for consultation prior to sending in sample for testing. The following texture analyses are available:

  • Shear analysis: simulates biting with the front teeth using cutting blades and is designed to measures hardness.
  • Break analysis: snaps brittle products by bending them until they fracture; designed to measures breaking strength.
  • Bread texture analysis: measures bread firmness by compression using AACC Method 74.09.
  • Extensibility analysis: measures stringiness by pulling products apart.
  • Texture profile analysis: measures multiple texture attributes including hardness, brittleness, springiness, etc. using a compression method.
*Prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.

Common Texture Analysis Test Testing Questions

While our sales and customer service team are happy to answer general testing questions, consultations typically start at a rate of $250 per 30 minutes regarding the interpretation of reported test results or questions about our test methods. We cannot consult on regulations, tolerance limits, or claims.

We make every effort to keep our methods and detection limits up to date according to the latest standards and qualifications. If you have any questions regarding the limit of detection/quantification or method references, please contact our Customer Service team at 1-800-245-5615.

Our standard turnaround time is 10 business days for most assays. There are some assays that require a longer turnaround time. We also offer a RUSH service that is half the time of the standard turnaround time of the assay at double the cost of the assay. A few assays that we provide cannot be rushed due to the nature of the test. Please check the specific assay you are interested in regarding the ability to RUSH the turnaround time.

Medallion Labs, a division of General Mills, offers multiple areas of expertise for analytical testing and product evaluation for the food and ingredient industry. Our areas of expertise include Chemical Analysis, Nutritional Analysis, Food Safety, Shelf Life Studies, Microbiology, Specialty Fibers, Physical Testing, Allergen Testing, as well as Product Evaluation (which includes Product Performance and Sensory Evaluation) and Technical Consulting/Method Development. Our methods are developed for the testing of food products and ingredients.

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