Help & FAQ

Please call us at: 1.800.295.6134 or email at: info@assurantinnovations.com. We do not provide pricing information on our websites.

In order for the Fish Freshness Meter (Torrymeter) to measure the fish freshness accurately, the minimum fish body size (not including the head or tail) has to be at least 2 inches (50 mm).

For fish thickness, the body (torso) has to be at least 0.4 inch (10 mm) to measure the fish freshness accurately.

The Fish Freshness Meter (Torrymeter) has an accuracy of about +/- 1 day on an un-irradiated, unfrozen or thawed fish. Many factors go into the accuracy such as fish species and how the fish is killed and handled afterwards, but in general, it’s about +/- 1 day.

You can determine right away if the fish has been previously frozen since it’ll give you a low score of 7 to 5 quality scale.

The Fish Freshness Meter (Torrymeter) was developed to measure freshness of fish, whole fish and fillet fish such as: Cod, Whiting, Herring, Mackerel, Tilapia and others. The Torrymeter can measure freshness of most fish species caught and processed around the world.

The Fish Freshness Meter (Torrymeter) are also used to:
– estimate the freshness and quality of fish
– grade fish according to European & International Standards (E-A-B)
– determine if a fish has been frozen or irradiated
– estimate shelf life in fish markets and stores
– check the age of fish during fishing and angling competitions

The Fish Freshness Meter (Torrymeter) sends a low frequency (2 KHz) signal from one sensor (transmitter) and calculates the difference when it’s received by the receiving sensor. The results is processed by a proprietary algorithm to show the results of fish freshness scale.

The special algorithm to show the fish freshness was developed with years of experience and knowledge. The fish freshness “Torry Scale” is widely accepted in the Fish & Seafood industry as the “golden standard” of fish freshness scale rating.

Yes absolutely. The Fish Freshness (Torrymeter) is non-destructive and non-invasive measuring device so it does no damage to the fish. It emits a small amount of electricity in a shot burst similar to how you measure fat in humans.

You can measure the fish many times as needed without affecting the quality of the fish. After measurement, you can sell it or cook to eat safely.

The Fish Freshness Meter (Torrymeter) can measure on live fish as long as you’re able hold the fish steady enough for then sensors to take the measurements. Since the Torrymeter is a non-invasive and non-destructive device, it’s harmless to use on live fish.

It’s a great way to monitor the fish health and growth as it responds to certain diets and environmental conditions.

No it can not. The Fish Freshness Meter (Torrymeter) can not measure fish freshness while the fish is still frozen. The fish must to properly defrosted or thawed to provide an accurate fish freshness result.

You’re free to conduct normal laboratory test anytime, however the Fish Freshness Meter (Torrymeter) is designed to measure as many times needed to test the fish.

Occasional laboratory tests can be conducted to confirm the results of the Fish Freshness Meter (Torrymeter) readings. If you find any discrepancies, please contact us to have the meter calibrated.

When you plan to compare the Fish Freshness Meter (Torrymeter) with a laboratory analysis, make sure to follow proper preparations and procedure. Otherwise, you may get a different result that will cause confusion.

Preparation instructions are clearly described in the Fish Freshness Meter (Torrymeter) Handbook, however, here are some guidelines:

– Make sure that all of the 4 sensors are firmly touching the fish.
– Press and hold the ‘READ’ button until the reading has been taken and is displayed on the LCD screen.
– Measure in the same location of the fish each time to be consistent.
– It’s normal for the Fish Freshness Meter (Torrymeter) to give different results at different measurement locations on the same fish since different parts of the fish will spoil at different rates due to the bacteria levels, fat content, muscle structure and cell disruption within the fish.

The Fish Freshness Meter (Torrymeter) can not measure the following:
– Fish that is frozen, it must be thawed or defrosted
– Irradiated
– Cooked
– Stored in salt water
– Fish with thick-skin
– Fish skin has dried out

If the fish is around 0C to 10°C (32F to 50F) and the fish has no ice crystals, temperature should have no significant effect on the results.

If the fish was previously frozen or contain ice crystals, the Fish Freshness Meter (Torrymeter) will display a low value result between 1 and 4. This is because freezing the fish disrupts its cell structure which affects the capacitance and conductivity within the flesh. This low value displayed by the Torrymeter infers that the fish has started to spoil.

If the fish has been previously frozen but it may look fresh and of high quality. However, using the Fish Freshness Meter (Torrymter) will quickly determine if the fish has been previously frozen.

As a fish buyer, this is important as the shelf life of previously frozen fish is significantly lower than that of the fresh fish or a fish that have been stored properly at or slightly above 0° C since being caught.

We’ve found that fish down to –2°C (28F) normally do not contain ice crystals and can be measured as normal. Also, fish stored at or above 10°C (50F) can suffer moisture loss and create a variance from the natural fish state.

For consistent accurate results, we recommend to measure the fish at an ambient temperature of about 0 – 10°C (32F to 50F) for consistent and accurate results.

Assurant Innovations takes all types of payment forms such as credit cards, Paypal, PO (Purchase Orders) and electronic bank deposits. We can accommodate your payment processes.

For US Federal, State, County and City Government contracts, we can follow your specific payment methods as required. Contact us anytime and we’ll be happy to assist.

The device delivery time is anywhere from 14 to 21 days from the time we receive your payment or the PO (Purchase Order). We’ll do everything we can delivery as quick a possible.

Since these are measuring devices, each device is manually calibrated and checked for quality prior to shipment for each order, this is why it takes time to deliver.

We strive to aim for superior customer experience. If the devices fail to meet your expectation, we provide a full 30 day money back guarantee if the devices has any issues. We also provide 1 year full warranty and all parts and labor.

Please contact us right away if you have any issues with the devices.

Please call us at: 1.800.295.6134 or email at: info@assurantinnovations.com
We do not provide pricing information on our websites.

In order to use the Fish Fat Meter, the fish has to have a minimum body length (not including head or tail) and thickness to accurately measure the fish fat percentage.

For fish body length (NOT including the head and the tail), it must be at least 1.5 inches (40 mm) long.

For fish thickness, it depends on the overall fish fat content (percentage):
– if the fish fat content is round 1 – 7%, then the fish thickness must be at least 0.28 – 0.31 in (7 – 8 mm).
– if the fish fat content is around 8 – 15%, then the fish thickness must be 0.6 – 0.67 in (15 – 17 mm).
– if the fish fat content is around 16 – 25%, then the fish thickness must be 0.79 – 1.0 in (20 – 25 mm).

These are the absolute minimum body length size and thickness required. If the fish does not meet the requirements, unfortunately, you will not get an accurate result.

The Fish Meter has an accuracy of about +/- 0.5% to 4% accuracy depending on the type of fish and total fat content. Please see the Accuracy Guide on the Fish Fat Meter page.

The Fish Fat Meter is used to measure fat content (lipid) percentage in fish. It is used in many situations such as fish research with NOAA, USGS and many other worldwide Government and non-Government fish research projects. Used in fish aquaculture farming to measure proper fish diet. Used in restaurants and grocery stores to ensure fish quality standards from suppliers and vendors they work with.

Yes it can. The Fish Fat Meter is a non-destructive and non-invasive measuring device so it does no damage to the fish. You can measure the fish many times as needed without affecting the quality of the fish. After measurement, you can sell it or cook to eat safely.

The Fish Fat Meter can be used to measure on live fish as long as you can hold the fish steady enough to make sure the sensors are in full contact for few seconds with the fish. The Fish Fat Meter is a non-invasive and non-destructive device, so it’s harmless to use on live fish.

It’s a great way to monitor the fish health and growth as it responds to certain diets and environmental conditions.

Unfortunately the Fish Fat Meter can not measure fish fat (lipid) content of frozen fish. The fish must be thawed and unfrozen.

Yes the Fish Fat Meter can measure directly on and through the skin of the fish. It can of course measure directly on the flesh of the fish (e.g. bone side) as well. There are different calibration settings available for each method.

If you measure directly on the lateral line of the fish, the measurements will have more variance when compared with results from measuring above the lateral line.

The reason is that if you measure directly under the skin on the lateral line, there is a strip of flesh which tends to contain more fat. The amount of fat present in this area varies significantly due to seasonal changes.

If you measure above the lateral line, then you are measuring directly into the fish flesh & muscle area. This is much more repeatable (stable) and representative of the fat distribution in the flesh & muscle. We recommend this approach since it’ll give more consistent results with low variance (changes less) over time as seasons change.

Like any scientific and industrial measuring devices, basic regular maintenance and up keep is highly recommended. We want to make sure it’s working properly.

For basic every day use suggestion, please make sure to wipe and clean the sensors after each use. Simple wipe with damp towel or wet wipe will do.

We highly recommend at least a once a year re-calibration and maintenance by the manufacture. This is done for additional fee to ensure the Fish Fat Meter measurements are accurate, precise and working as expected. During the annual maintenance, we will clean, inspect and update the firmware if available. The entire process take about 3 days from the time the Fish Fat Meter is received.

Please call 1.800.295.6134 or email us at: info@assurantinnovations.com to get started.

The Fish Fat Meter can hold and save up to 1,000 measured data results on the device. After the 1,000 measurements, the measured data results can be downloaded to your PC with the free download cable provided in the kit.

Once the measured data is downloaded to your PC, you can use the free Data Management Software to manage the measured results.

If the fish you want to measure is not on Fish Fat Meter calibration list, you can provide us with the fish species you want to measure and we can recommend a fish that is close to what you want to measure that will give a “good enough” result. You can also create your own custom calibration. Please see the Custom Calibration instructions guide.

We strive to aim for superior customer experience. If the devices fail to meet your expectation and has any issues, we provide 30 day money back guarantee. We also provide 1 year full product warranty on parts and labor. We have customer who use these devices for over 20 years in the US and are very confident of its performance.

If you have any issues, you can call or email right away to resolve any issues with your purchase.

Assurant Innovations takes all types of payment forms such as credit cards, Paypal, PO (Purchase Orders) and electronic bank deposits. We can accommodate your payment processes.

For US Federal, State, County and City Government contracts, we can follow your specific payment methods as required by the contract. Contact us prior to the purchase and we’ll be happy to assist.

The device delivery time is anywhere from 14 to 21 days from the time we receive your payment or the PO (Purchase Order). We’ll do everything we can delivery as quick a possible.

These scientific measuring devices are manually calibrated and thoroughly tested for quality prior to shipment order, this is why it takes time to deliver.

Please call us at: 1.800.295.6134 or email at: info@assurantinnovations.com
We do not provide pricing information on our websites.

Fish Analyzer works by emitting multi frequency (low & high) bands to to the fish to measure fish fat (lipid) content percentage and fish freshness.

The low frequency band detects electricity flow outside/around the fish cells. The high frequency band detects electricity flow into/through the fish cells. By using the combination of low and high frequency bands, the Fish Analyzer calculates the impedance (resistance) of the frequencies to provide the fish fat (lipid) content percentage and fish freshness grades.

The Fish Analyzer uses a multi band frequency method to achieve high accuracy of its results.

The Fish Analyzer was developed to measure freshness of fish and fish fat (lipid) content percentage instantly and accurately so you can make key decisions on the spot. This device has been used in fish research, fish aquaculture (fish growers) and fresh fish markets.

The Fish Analyzer can be used to:
– estimate the freshness and quality of fish on the spot to ensure supplier quality compliance.
– grade fish freshness based on corporate and industry guidelines
– determine if a fish has been previously frozen or irradiated
– estimate shelf life in fish markets and stores for resell
– check the age of fish during fishing and angling competitions

Yes it can. The Fish Analyzer is a non-destructive and non-invasive measuring device so it does no damage or harm to the fish. You can measure the fish many times as you want without affecting the quality of the fish. After measurement, you can sell or cook to eat safely.

The Fish Analyzer can measure live fish as long as you can hold the fish steady while the sensor is measuring the fish. The Fish Analyzer is a non-invasive and non-destructive device, so it’s harmless to use on live fish.

It’s a great way to monitor the fish health and growth as it responds to certain diets and environmental conditions.

Unfortunately the Fish Analyzer can not measure fish fat (lipid) content or the fish freshness of frozen fish. The fish must be thawed and unfrozen.

For the Fish Analyzer to accurately measure fish freshness and fish fat (lipid) content percentage, the minimum fish body length excluding head and tail must be at least 4 inches (10 cm) and thickness of 0.4 inch (10 mm).

These are the minimum body length size and thickness required. If the fish does not meet the requirements, unfortunately, you will not get an accurate result.

Yes the Fish Analyzer can measure directly on and through the skin of the fish. It can of course measure directly on the flesh of the fish as well.

If you measure directly on the lateral line of the fish, the measurements will have more variance when compared with results from measuring above the lateral line.

The reason is that if you measure directly under the skin on the lateral line, there is a strip of flesh which tends to contain more fat. The amount of fat present in this area varies significantly due to seasonal changes.

If you measure above the lateral line, then you are measuring directly into the fish flesh & muscle area. This is much more repeatable (stable) and representative of the fat distribution in the flesh & muscle. We recommend this approach since it’ll give more consistent results with low variance (changes less) over time as seasons change.

The Fish Analyzer can hold and save up to 15,000 measured data results on the device. After the 15,000 measurements.

If the fish you want to measure is not on Fish Analyzer supported list, you can provide us with the fish species you want to measure and we can recommend a fish that is close to what you want to measure that will give a “good enough” result.

The Fish Analyzer has the ability to create custom calibration by providing “raw” impedance data of the fish. By using this result, you can easily create your own custom calibration and use it to meet your needs.

We strive to aim for superior customer experience. If the devices fail to meet your expectation and has any issues, we provide 30 day money back guarantee. We also provide 1 year full product warranty on parts and labor. We have customer who use these devices for over 20 years in the US and are very confident of its performance.

If you have any issues, you can call or email right away to resolve any issues with your purchase.

Assurant Innovations takes all types of payment forms such as credit cards, Paypal, PO (Purchase Orders) and electronic bank deposits. We can accommodate your payment processes.

For US Federal, State, County and City Government contracts, we can follow your specific payment methods as required by the contract. Contact us prior to the purchase and we’ll be happy to assist.

The device delivery time is anywhere from 14 to 21 days from the time we receive your payment or the PO (Purchase Order). We’ll do everything we can delivery as quick a possible.

These scientific measuring devices are manually calibrated and thoroughly tested for quality prior to shipment order, this is why it takes time to deliver.

Please call us at: 1.800.295.6134 or email at: info@assurantinnovations.com
We do not provide pricing information on our websites.

The Certified Quality Reader (CQR) can purchased outright for one time payment or for lease. The lease terms options are for 12 months and 6 months. For pricing, please call us at: 1.800.295.6134 or email at: info@assurantinnovations.com

The Certified Quality Reader (CQR) can be used on fish, chicken (poultry), shrimp and scallops. Any type of small fish or animal to measure fat content (lipid), water content, freshness and protein level.

Yes it can. The Certified Quality Reader (CQR) is a non-destructive and non-invasive measuring device so it does no damage to the product you’re measuring. You can measure the product many times as needed without affecting the quality or the structure of the product so that you can sell it or cook to eat safely.

Yes, the Certified Quality Reader (CQR) can be used to measure on live fish or animals as long as you can hold it steady enough to make sure the sensors are in full contact for few seconds to measure it. The Certified Quality Reader (CQR) is a non-invasive and non-destructive device, so it’s harmless to use on live fish or animals.

It’s a great way to monitor the health of the fish or the animal growth as it responds to certain diets and environmental conditions.

Unfortunately the Certified Quality Reader (CQR) can not measure any fish or animal products that are frozen, it needs to be thawed and unfrozen.

Yes the Certified Quality Reader (CQR) can measure directly on and through the skin of the fish or the animal. It can of course measure directly on the flesh of the fish (e.g. bone side) as well.

The Certified Quality Reader (CQR) can measure any types of fish, you don’t need to specify a certain fish type (species).

The measured results of the Certified Quality Reader (CQR) can be uploaded online for easy analysis. When you complete taking the measurements using the Certified Quality Reader (CQR), you’ll need to plug in the cable provided to the PC. Then using the PC with the Certified Quality Reader (CQR) software installed, follow the user interface to “syncs” the Certified Quality Reader (CQR) and the PC to upload the measurement resutls.

Once the “sync” is completed, access the browser with the link provided to see the results.

Certified Quality Reader (CQR) software can be installed on Windows PC, it does not support Apple iOS or Android platforms.

The Certified Quality Reader (CQR) needs the PC USB port to connect, the cable is provided for free.

The Certified Quality Reader (CQR) can hold and save up to 1,000 measured data results on the device. After the 1,000 measurements, the measured data results can be downloaded to your PC with the free download cable provided in the kit.

Once the measured data is downloaded to your PC, you can use the free Data Management Software to manage the measured results.

The Certified Quality Reader (CQR) can hold and save up to 1,000 measured data results on the device. After the 1,000 measurements, the measured data results can be downloaded to your PC with the free download cable provided in the kit.

Once the measured data is downloaded to your PC, you can use the free Data Management Software to manage the measured results.

We strive to aim for superior customer experience. If the devices fail to meet your expectation and has any issues, we provide 30 day money back guarantee. We also provide 1 year full product warranty on parts and labor. We have customer who use these devices for over 20 years in the US and are very confident of its performance.

If you have any issues, you can call or email right away to resolve any issues with your purchase.

Assurant Innovations takes all types of payment forms such as credit cards, Paypal, PO (Purchase Orders) and electronic bank deposits. We can accommodate your payment processes.

For US Federal, State, County and City Government contracts, we can follow your specific payment methods as required by the contract. Contact us prior to the purchase and we’ll be happy to assist.

The device delivery time is anywhere from 14 to 21 days from the time we receive your payment or the PO (Purchase Order). We’ll do everything we can delivery as quick a possible.

These scientific measuring devices are manually calibrated and thoroughly tested for quality prior to shipment order, this is why it takes time to deliver.

Please call us at: 1.800.295.6134 or email at: info@assurantinnovations.com
We do not provide pricing information on our websites.

The Meat Fat Meter is accurate to +/- 0.5% that have average meat fat content of 10%.

The Meat Fat Meter is used to measure fat content (lipid) percentage in meat. It’s used in meat research for many worldwide Government and non-Government projects. It’s used in restaurants, grocery stores and meat shops & markets to ensure certain meat quality standards from suppliers and vendors are met.

Meat Fat Meters are also used for properly labeling of lean meat, low fat and also Halal meat requirements.

Yes it can. The Meat Fat Meter is a non-destructive and non-invasive measuring device so it does no damage to the meat. You can measure many times as needed without affecting the quality of the meat. After measurement, you can sell it or cook to eat safely.

Yes the Meat Fat Meter can be used on live mammals. The meter is a NON-INVASIVE and harmless device. The Meat Fat Meter can also be used on small live mammals such as Chickens, Rabbit and other similar sized animals.

It’s a great way to monitor the health and growth of the animals as it responds to certain diets and environmental conditions.

Yes the Meat Fat Meter can measure directly on or through the skin of the meat. It can of course measure directly on the flesh of the meat as well. There are different calibration settings available for each method.

Like any scientific and industrial measuring devices, basic regular maintenance and up keep is highly recommended. We want to make sure it’s working properly.

For basic every day use suggestion, please make sure to wipe and clean the sensors after each use. Simple wipe with damp towel or wet wipe will do.

We highly recommend at least a once a year re-calibration and maintenance by the manufacture. This is done for additional fee to ensure the Meat Fat Meter measurements are accurate, precise and working as expected. During the annual maintenance, we will clean, inspect and update the firmware if available. The entire process take about 3 days from the time the Meat Fat Meter is received.

Please call 1.800.295.6134 or email us at: info@assurantinnovations.com to get started.

The Meat Fat Meter can hold and save up to 1,000 measured data results on the device. After the 1,000 measurements, the measured data results can be downloaded to your PC with the free download cable provided in the kit.

Once the measured data is downloaded to your PC, you can use the free Data Management Software to manage the measured results.

If the meat you want to measure is not on Meat Fat Meter calibration list, you can provide us with the meat type you want to measure and we can recommend a setting that is close to what you want to measure that will give a “good enough” result. You can also create your own custom calibration. Please see the Custom Calibration instructions guide.

Yes the Meat Fat Meter can measure and be calibrated for processed meat.

Every “processed” meats are different depending on their own individual recipes. Different amount of spices, fillings, added water, binding agents, and other food additives. Therefore, it’s not possible to produce a universal calibration for each type of processed meat. What we do is to create a General Product Calibration by taking an average of different meat manufacturers samples and combining the data.

The accuracy achieved using Distell’s Meat Fat Meter will vary between company’s depending on the type and quantity of food additives combined with the Natural Meats.

Distell’s Meat Fat Meter can carry out a specific product calibration for a specific recipe and thus monitor accurately the fat content variances encountered. However, when you consider that any one processor may have up to 300 different recipes, then it becomes impractical to carry out individual recipe calibrations, especially if we were to charge for each recipe required.

The best recommendation is to use a General Product Calibration such as General Sausage. The operator can then log all of the results achieved using the Meat Fat Meter on that particular product mix for about the first 1-2 weeks, then carry out a series of laboratory analysis on the samples. This will allow the creation of a graphed “Table-of-Error”. This is a quick way for company/operator to monitor the specification of the processed meat by allowing for this “error factor”.

It’s necessary to compile a reasonable number of data samples, preferably reflecting the extremes normally encountered for the processed meat from the very low fat content to the very high fat content levels. This will ensure a good spread and allow a clear picture of trends.

The Meat Fat Meter can be used to accurately monitor the day-to-day quality and uniformity of the processed meat and allow rapid reaction where product variances are encountered. This procedure can be adopted for most of the companies processed products.

Distell’s Meat Fat Meter does not have to contain a dedicated calibration for each and every processed meat. Simply build up a library of ” Error Tables” for each processed meat and apply the error factor accordingly.

Distell’s Meat Fat Meter is a quality monitoring tool, giving the operator the ability to check the days’ production against the next day. If the results are the same, then the specification is correct. If there is a variance from one day to the next, then this will be clearly highlighted and allow for investigation.

If however you want Distell to make a truly accurate calibration for your specific processed meat, please let us know and we can provide such calibration with separate fees.

Yes, the Meat Fat Meter is approved for use in the US Meat Plants by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and also achieved AQIS (Australian Quality & Inspection Services) accreditation to “Chemical Lean” Standards.

Several key factors goes into making sure the Meat Fat Meters will provide accurate result:

1. For best and most consistent results and accuracy, product should be measured when within a temperature range of 0-10° C and NOT in the frozen state with NO ice crystals present in the sample.
2. Very course meat grinds (>8 mm) pieces of whole meat or meat that has not been blended can give different results. With such products, it’s important to take the recommended number of readings from various parts of the samples to ensure the meter readings taken are fully representative of the sample.
3. Operator Error: Person taking the reading must make sure to the sensors are fully in contact with the meat being measured. To get a reliable and accurate result, the sample meat size should be 250 -300 grams and have a uniform grind. 
4. Operators should ensure that they take the measurements as recommended in measurement charts provided. This will ensure that the measurements taken are fully representative of the ALL of the sample.

If the Meat Fat Meter results are going to be compared to an Laboratory Analysis, always make sure to follow the correct preparation procedures. Otherwise you may get a different result from the laboratory and this will create confusion. The preparation instructions are clearly described in the Meat Fat Meter Handbook but here are some key steps to follow.

– Switch ON the Meat Fat Meter and allow it to warm up to stabilize for 10 minutes.
– Select the correct calibration from the menu. You can confirm that it’s the correct calibration by pressing the ‘RESET’ button and display on the LCD.

You’re now ready to take measurements:
–  The Meat Fat Meter will request a series of EIGHT readings. Make sure the readings are taken at the recommended measuring spots as described in the handbook.
– Select 300 grams of meat and hand compress it into a “sausage-like” or “patty-like” shape. Make sure you’ve excluded any air cavities as per chart supplied.
– Place the sensor head fully in contact with the meat sample and make sure there are no air cavities.
– Press and hold the ‘READ’ button until the reading has stabilized, then release the button while the sensor is still firmly in contact with the meat sample.
– Take all eight readings from various spots of the sample (see chart supplied).
– After all eight readings are taken, the Meat Fat Meter will automatically display the Average Fat Content of the meat sample. The result should give accurate Meat Fat Content representing ALL of the 300 gram meat sample.

Having measured the sample with the Meat Fat Meter, you can now send the meat sample to the Laboratory for analysis. Depending on the laboratory, they may only take between 9 – 45 grams of meat. To get an accurate comparison, try to find a lab that accepts 300 grams. In addition, the laboratory must do triplicate analysis, taking a 2nd & 3rd samples from the different areas of the meat sample you have supplied them. This ensures that we have a check on the uniformity of the blended product.

The Meat Fat Meter can be compared with any recognized Lab Method. However, the Meat Fat Meter has been calibrated against Foss-Let Chemical Method, an AOAC recognized Laboratory based Chemical Extraction Method. This method will give the best comparative accuracy. There can be significant variances in Laboratory results depending on the method used and we recommend that the method of comparison is taken into account.

If you’ve followed carefully the instructions above, the Meat Fat Meter results should compare favorably with laboratory results. We’re confident it should be within the performance range quoted in Operators Manual.

The choice between the two Meat Fat Meter sizes depends on the size of the meat you want to measure.

Both Distell’s Meat Fat Meters have a minimum meat thickness of 1 inch to measure the meat fat content.

If the meat size is over 0.66 lbs, you should choose the large model (MFM-1092). If it’s less than 0.66 lbs, you should choose the smaller model (MFM-992).

The minimum thickness the Meat Fat Meter needs to accurately measure meat fat content percentage is 1 inch of at least 0.66 lb.

No it can not. The Meat Fat Meter can not measure meat fat content percentage of frozen meat, it needs to be properly defrosted or thawed.

Yes it can. The Meat Fat Meters are used by many clients to measure fat content percentage in ground beef.

Temperature should not have any affect provided that there is no ice crystals in the meat being measured. If there are some ice crystals, the Meat Fat Meter will tend to over-read the Fat Content level, meaning it will give a higher fat percentage. This is because the sensor is not able to detect the difference water (ice crystals) content vs. fat content. The Meat Fat Meter uses water content as baseline to measure fat content percentage.

In years of experience, here is what we recommend in terms of temperature:
– Fresh minced meats cooling to 28.4F (–2°C) normally does not contain ice crystals and can be measured as normal.
– Frozen meats will still contain ice crystals even as the sample temperature begins to rise above zero. It’s important for a defrosted meat to settle in ambient temperature between 41F – 50F (5-10°C). This will ensure ice crystals have fully dissolved.
– Minced meats stored at or above 50F (10°C) can suffer moisture loss over a period of time. This creates a variance from the Meat Fat Meter when compared with Natural Meat Calibration.
– For consistent and accurate results, we recommend the meat being measured to be the same ambient temperature within the range of 32F to 50F (0 – 10°C).

The Meat Fat Meter operates by measuring the amount of water content in the meat and by using a calibrated algorithms. Two main variables in any naturally occurring organism (in this case meat) is water and fat, one being the inverse of the other.

We recommend that all measurements for our standard calibrations are taken when the samples are at temperatures between 32F to 50F (0 -10º C) with no ice crystals present.

There will be a difference in the measurement values using the Meat Fat Meter when measuring the meat at 104F (40º C). This means the Meat Fat Meter measurements using the standard calibrations become less accurate for product at this temperature due to changes in composition and density of the sample.

Meat products changes are due to several factors:
– Meat at 104F (40º C) is more dynamic in nature with changes occurring in the sample composition due to moisture evaporation, thus changing the relationship between water and fat content.
– At 104F (40 C), the meat will be much “looser” in nature (less dense). Also, at this temperature, the fat /oil in the sample will be more mobile and can be redistributed within the sample.
– The longer the time the meat is at this high temperature, more the moisture within the sample change, thus affecting the composition.

In summary, we recommend to create a custom calibration for product at 104F (40º C). This new calibration will be more accurate and will take account the compositional changes, product density and the fat redistribution within the sample. Providing the product ingredients are the same from batch to batch, the product remains on the same temperature and time profile from batch to batch.

We strive to aim for superior customer experience. If the devices fail to meet your expectation and has any issues, we provide 30 day money back guarantee. We also provide 1 year full product warranty on parts and labor. We have customer who use these devices for over 20 years in the US and are very confident of its performance.

If you have any issues, you can call or email right away to resolve any issues with your purchase.

Assurant Innovations takes all types of payment forms such as credit cards, Paypal, PO (Purchase Orders) and electronic bank deposits. We can accommodate your payment processes.

For US Federal, State, County and City Government contracts, we can follow your specific payment methods as required by the contract. Contact us prior to the purchase and we’ll be happy to assist.

The device delivery time is anywhere from 14 to 21 days from the time we receive your payment or the PO (Purchase Order). We’ll do everything we can delivery as quick a possible.

These scientific measuring devices are manually calibrated and thoroughly tested for quality prior to shipment order, this is why it takes time to deliver.

Assurant Innovations is a premier value add distributor and reseller for world class Scientists, Researchers and Lab Technicians in aquatic research and marine biologists. We also provide service Fish, Seafood and Meat quality assurance industry market.

Based in San Jose, California in the heart of Silicon Valley since 2014, we’re proud to partner with industry leading original equipment manufacturers to provide superior customer experience.

Assurant Innovations is registered, approved and are in good standing to contract all US Federal, State, County and City agencies. We have successful proven past performance to meet your expectations.

We are approved and have the following certifications:

Small Business Enterprise (SBE)
Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB)
Airport Concessionaire Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE)
Minority/Women Business Enterprise (MWBE)
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)

Assurant Innovations have been a service provider to many US Federal, State, County and City Government Agency contracts for years. Here is our information:

DUNS: 079396543
CAGE:  752N0
NAICS: 334516, 334513, 334519, 423490

NAICS details:

334516: Analytical laboratory instrument manufacturing
334513: Instruments & related products manufacturing for measuring, displaying, and
controlling industrial process variables
334519: Other measuring & controlling device manufacturing
423490: Other professional equipment & supplies merchant wholesalers

Yes we do. You can down load the PDF of Assurant Innovation’s Capability Statement.

Assurant Innovations have been a provider to many US Federal, State, County and City Government Agency contracts for many years. Here is some of our past successful performance:

DepartmentsAward ID
Department of Interior: US Fish & Wildlife140F0318P0084
Department of Interior: USGSING16PX00145 & ING15PX00831
Department of Commerce: NOAADOCJH133F10SE0191

We strive to aim for superior customer experience. If the devices fail to meet your expectation and has any issues, we provide 30 day money back guarantee. We also provide 1 year full product warranty on parts and labor. We have customer who use these devices for over 20 years in the US and are very confident of its performance.

If you have any issues, you can call or email right away to resolve any issues with your purchase.

Assurant Innovations takes all types of payment forms such as credit cards, Paypal, PO (Purchase Orders) and electronic bank deposits. We can accommodate your payment processes.

For US Federal, State, County and City Government contracts, we can follow your specific payment methods as required by the contract. Contact us prior to the purchase and we’ll be happy to assist.

The device delivery time is anywhere from 14 to 21 days from the time we receive your payment or the PO (Purchase Order). We’ll do everything we can delivery as quick a possible.

These scientific measuring devices are manually calibrated and thoroughly tested for quality prior to shipment order, this is why it takes time to deliver.

Fish Freshness Meter (Torrymeter)

Measure Fish Freshness

Fish Fat Meter

Measure Fish Fat Content Percentage

Fish Analyzer

Measure Fish Fat & Fish Freshness

Meat Fat Meter

Measure Meat Fat Content Percentage

Certified Quality Reader (CQR)

Measure Fish Quality

To Purchase, call or email

1 Year Warranty & 30 Day Money Back Guarantee on all purchases