Food texture

Measuring food texture

Food texture is an important sensory attribute as it affects the way food tastes and how it feels in the mouth. The texture depends on the rheological properties of the food. Measuring food texture involves testing and evaluating the response of a food when it is subjected to forces such as cutting, shearing, chewing, compressing or stretching.

TA-XT2 texture analyser
Several texture analysis procedures are available, depending on the nature of the product, including penetrometry, cutting tests and three point bend tests. Simultaneous measurement of sound (using an acoustic envelope detector) is possible. This is helpful for characterising crispiness. We also offer development of bespoke texture tests.

To find out how we can help with food texture analysis and testing, please get in touch.

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If you would like further information or prices please email us at or call our switchboard on +44(0)1386 842000 and they will be happy to direct your call to the relevant person.

Where we refer to UKAS Accreditation

The Campden BRI group companies listed below are both accredited in accordance with the recognised International Standard ISO17025:2017 by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). The accreditation demonstrates technical competence for a defined scope of methods, specific to each site, as detailed in the schedules of accreditation bearing the testing laboratory number. The schedules may be revised from time to time and reissued by UKAS. The most recent issue of the schedules are available from the UKAS website

Campden BRI (Chipping Campden) Limited is a UKAS accredited testing laboratory No. 1079 Campden BRI (Nutfield) is a UKAS accredited testing laboratory No. 1207