MINCED AND MOIST
IDDSI Audit Tool
Product or food tested
If heated, heating method(s)
Temperature when tested at:
C/F time of service
C/F 15 mins after serving
C/F 30 mins after serving
Instructions
Level 5 Minced & Moist critical tests include Appearance + Fork Pressure Test + Spoon Tilt Test OR if these are not available Finger Test.
For particle size: food intended to mimic a ‘chewed bolus’ – must be equal to or less than 4mm width and no longer than 15mm in length (adults); equal to or less
than 2mm width and no longer than 8mm length (pediatrics).
The food item must pass or meet criteria for any row marked *
Tests
Meets criteria at
Time of
service
15 mins
after serving
30 mins
after serving
* Lumps less than or equal to 4mm (adults); 2mm (pediatrics)
Yes No
Yes No
Yes No
* No separate thin liquid
Yes No
Yes No
Yes No
* Food can be easily mashed with little pressure from a dinner fork (pressure should not make thumb nail
blanch to white)
Yes No
Yes No
Yes No
* Easily separates and comes through prongs of a dinner fork
Yes No
Yes No
Yes No
* Holds shape on teaspoon
Yes No
Yes No
Yes No
* Food slides off spoon with little food left on teaspoon (i.e. not sticky)
Yes No
Yes No
Yes No
May spread or slump slowly on a flat plate
Yes No
Yes No
Yes No
* Small soft smooth rounded particles can be easily squashed between fingers
Yes No
Yes No
Yes No
* Food feels moist and will leave fingers wet
Yes No
Yes No
Yes No
Chopsticks can scoop or hold this texture if food is moist and cohesive
Yes No
Yes No
Yes No
OVERALL CONCLUSION: Does the sample meet the criteria for:
Level 5 Minced and Moist?
Yes No Yes No Yes No
Notes: * Minimal chewing should be needed to eat this food texture (e.g. tongue force should be able to squash/break food).
* Please see also http://iddsi.org/framework/food-testing-methods/.
Version: AuditToolL5MincedAndMoist26Jun2020
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