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Dino Grading Scale

 

CONDITION Source Neg Factor "No noticeable defect, desirable, and/or enhanced eating quality" "Slightly noticeable, no affect on desirability, and/or eating quality"

"Conspicuous; no affect on desirability, and/or

eating quality"
"Conspicuous: Seriously affects desirability, and/or eating quality."   Perfect Slight Moderate Excessive
      Perfect = 0 Slight=1 Moderate=2 Excessive=3   0 1 2 3
“Abnormal condition” the physical and/or chemical structure                      
"Jellied-- partly or wholly gelatinous, glossy, or translucent" Age 35% None Negligible Minor More   0% 35% 70% 105%
"Milky - Milky-white, excessively mushy, pasty, or fluidized" Age 35% None Negligible Minor More   0% 35% 70% 105%
"Chalky-- partly/wholly dry, chalky, granular and fibrous." Age 35% None Negligible Minor More   0% 35% 70% 105%
                       
"(2) “Appearance defects"" overall general appearance of the fish"                      
VISUAL                      
Damage to packaging Ship 3% None "Worn, Intact"

Break

Through

Tears & Rents   0% 3% 6% 9%
"Voids in ice glaze, tears in covering membrane." Ship 3% None Negligible Minor More   0% 3% 6% 9%
"On fresh ice, not laying in slush. " Ship 5%           0% 5% 10% 15%
"Coagulated, opaque, masses of blood" Prep 10% None Negligible Minor More   0% 10% 20% 30%
Absence/Presence of fins or fin parts Prep 5% None Negligible Minor More   0% 5% 10% 15%
Scales - present on skinned fish Prep 5% None Negligible Few More   0% 5% 10% 15%
"Scales are tight and intact, not loose." Age 5% None Negligible Few More   0% 5% 10% 15%
"Fins intact; moist, not dry and/or torn." Prep 5% None Negligible Few More   0% 5% 10% 15%
Excessive blood or drip Prep 10% None Negligible Minor More   0% 10% 20% 30%
Clarity of Eyes Age 10% Birght/Clear Clear/Dull Dull/Cloudy Gross   0% 10% 20% 30%
Shape of Eyes Age 10% Normal Plain Sunken Gross   0% 10% 20% 30%
Color of Gills Age 10% "Characteristic, red " "Faded, discolored" Slimy/Dry Decaying   0% 10% 20% 30%
Skin Age 10% "Bright, shining " Bright Dull Discolored   0% 10% 20% 30%
Abnormal breaks or splits in the skin Prep 10% None Negligible Minor More   0% 10% 20% 30%
Bloodspot on gill cover Prep 10% None "Sm, 10-30% " "Big, 30-50% " "Lrg, 50-100%"   0% 10% 20% 30%
inner layers on skinless. Dark outer layers for semi-skinned. Prep 20% None Negligible Minor More   0% 20% 40% 60%
"Bruises. Damaged fish muscle, red and opaque." Ship 20% None Negligible Minor More   0% 20% 40% 60%
TOUCH                      
Firm Flesh Age 11% Stiff Very Firm Firm Soft   0% 11% 22% 33%
Resilitnert - Bounces Back Age 11% Resilient         0% 11% 22% 33%
Squishy Age 11% None Negligible Minor More   0% 11% 22% 33%
Belly Age 11% Firm Soft Belly burst     0% 11% 22% 33%
Variations in consistency of the flesh Age 11% None Negligible Minor More   0% 11% 22% 33%
ODOR                      
Smell Age 15%

"Fresh, seaweed/

metallic "

Neutral Musty/sour Stale meat/rancid   0% 15% 30% 45%
Smell of Gills Age 15%

"Fresh, seaweed/

metallic

Neutral

Sweaty/

slightly rancid

"Sour/stale, rancid "   0% 15% 30% 45%
                       
Discoloration or Dull:               0% 0% 0% 0%
Uncharacteristic Colors Fish 20% None <10% >10% <50% > 50%   0% 20% 40% 60%
Darkening Flesh Age 20% None Negligible Minor More   0% 20% 40% 60%
Yellow or Green Patches Age 20% None Negligible Minor More   0% 20% 40% 60%
                       
(4) “Dehydration” <3% loss of moisture Ship 20% None Blunt Scrape Removes Knife Cut Removes >3% Deeply penetrating   0% 20% 40% 60%
                       
(5) “Surface defects” Prep 20% None > 3% >% 3 < 10 % > 10%   0% 20% 40% 60%
                       
(6) Cutting and trimming defects               0% 0% 0% 0%
Body cavity cuts and errors during evisceration Prep 2% None Few Minor Major   0% 2% 4% 6%
"Improper heading pieces of gills, gill cover, pectoral fins or collarbone " Prep 3% None Few Minor Major   0% 3% 6% 9%
"Evisceration defects: All viscera, kidney, spawn & blood removed." Prep 4% None Few Minor Major   0% 4% 8% 12%
"Inadequate removal of slime, blood, & bits of viscera" Prep 7% None Few Minor Major   0% 7% 14% 21%
Belly burn - Enzymatic caused burned or discolored appearance Age 7% None Few Minor Major   0% 7% 14% 21%
Flesh Texture defects Fish 5% None Few Minor Major   0% 5% 10% 15%
                0% 0% 0% 0%
“Texture defects” of the cooked fish; not characteristic of the species.               0% 0% 0% 0%
Firmness Age 10% Firm Fairly Firm Not Firm Not Firm   0% 10% 20% 30%
Tough Age 10% Tender Slightly Tough Moderately Tough Excessively Tough   0% 10% 20% 30%
Rubbery Age 10% Smooth Slightly Rubbery Moderately Rubbery Excessively Rubbery   0% 10% 20% 30%
Moistness Age 10% Moist/Not Mushy Moist/Not Mushy Moist/Not Mushy Very Dry or Mushy   0% 10% 20% 30%
Fibrous Age 10%

Not

Fibrous

Not Fibrous Noticeable Fibrous Noticeable Fibrous   0% 10% 20% 30%
                       
TASTE - Cooked     Accept     Reject          
Characteristic of Species I 0% 100                
Good but not Perfect   5%   95     A        
"Very fresh, seaweedy "   10%   90     A-        
Loss of odor/flavor   15%   85     B+        
Neutral   20%     80   B        
Slightly off-odors/flavors II 30%     75   C        
"Mousy, garlic, bready, sour, fruity, rancid"   40%     70   D        
Limit of acceptability                      
Strong off-odors/flavors III 50%       50 F        
"Stale cabbage, NH3, "   60%       40 F        
H2S or sulphides   100%       0 F        
                       
Sushi Grade - Nigiri   Over 90                
Cooked Sushi Grade - Maki   Over 85                
Grilling Grade   Over 80                
Steam   Over 75                
Saute   Over 70                
Pet Food   Over 40                
Not Even my Dog   Under 40                

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