This fixture performs an imitative test by simulating the action of an incisor tooth biting through food. It comprises of upper and lower jaws which are fitted to the loadcell and Heavy Duty Platform. A sample is positioned in the lower jaw and the biting action is provided by the compressive movement of the upper jaw shearing into the test sample. These jaws were developed several decades ago to assess the toughness and tenderness of meat and the fibrousness of fruit and vegetables such as rhubarb, asparagus and celery. Due to its size, the Volodkevich Bite Jaws fixture has a limited sample cross-section of 1cm2.