QIM manual
QIM Manual
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The QIM manual is available for the fish sector in 11 European languages (English, Dutch, Icelandic, Danish, Italian, Portugese, Greek, German, Norwegian, Spanish and French).

After a general introduction to sensory evaluation the Quality Index Method is explained in detail. All available QIM schemes and relevant high quality photographs of attributes are presented in the manual. QIM calibration curves offers the opportunity to estimate the remaining shelflife on basis of a QIM assessment. Furthermore guidelines for sensory evaluation, sample preparation, selection and training of panellists are given. The QIM schemes for the following fish species are in the manual:

  • brill (Rhombus laevis), cod (Gadus morhua), deep water shrimp (Pandalus borealis), farmed salmon (Salmo salar), whole fjord shrimp (Pandalus borealis) haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus), herring (Clupea harengus), peeled shrimp (Pandalus borealis) plaice (Pleuronectus platessa), pollock (Pollachius virens), redfish (Sebastes mentella/marinus), sole (Solea vulgaris) and turbot (Scophthalmus maximus)

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This manual, a "must" for each auction, processor, wholesaler and retailer, can be ordered via the internet. Fill in the 'order' form below and you will receive within one week a copy of the QIM manual in your language for free.

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