Testing the Shelf Life of Bakery Products and Spreads

Determination of the shelf life of baked goods, snacks, spreads easily and fast without complicated extractions or toxic solvents with CDR FoodLabCDR FoodLab® is the analysis system that allows to test the shelf life of bakery products, snacks and spreads in a simple and fast way: no toxic solvents are required for sample preparation, analysis are performed in 5 minutes.

CDR FoodLab® tests the shelf life of finished products by monitoring the oxidation status and the rancidity of the oils contained in the different products, thanks to easy and rapid periodical analyses.

Thanks to the Multitasking Mode, it is possible to run the oxidation status test of bakery products, snacks and spreads in 5 minutes to the purpose of determining:

  • Free Fatty Acids
  • Peroxides
  • p-Anisidine Value

Risks for the operator are eliminated and the environmental impact is minimized because determining the shelf life of finished products no longer requires complicated extraction processes, toxic solvents, expensive waste disposals or extractor hoods.

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CDR FoodLab for Bakery products was last modified: August 1st, 2019 by CDR s.r.l.

What is CDR FoodLab® System to determine the shelf life of bakery products, snacks and spreads

CDR Foodlab® is a true testing laboratory: thanks to its compact size, it can be used in any environment at the company, even in the production plant. A self-contained apparatus complete with everything needed to perform quality controls of your products, in total autonomy.


Determining the shelf life of bakery products, snack and spreads with the CDR FoodLab allinclusiveanalysis system

  • An analyzer based on photometric technology, available in the standard or Junior version, equipped with state-of-the-art LED emitters, reading cells and 37°C thermostated incubation cells
  • A kit of low toxicity, disposable reagents. Reagents are pre-vialed, in package of 10 tests, 1 year shelf life, developed and produced by the research laboratories of CDR.
  • Pipettes allow for the collection of the correct volume of sample.
  • The Help function will lead you through the process “Step by Step”.
  • A graphic printer will immediately print the test results.

How to determine the shelf life of bakery products in 4 steps

Thanks to the dedicated system specifically designed by the CDR research laboratories, sample preparation is very quick and does not require the use of toxic compounds.

Determining the shelf life of snacks and bakery finished products in 4 easy steps


How are tests performed?

With CDR FoodLab®, results are yielded in just a few steps:

  • Select the parameter to measure from the menu: the system automatically selects the correct wavelength.
  • Use the supplied pipette to add the correct volume of sample to the pre-vialed reagent, specifically developed by our laboratories. A colorimetric reaction is generated.
  • Follow the displayed instructions.



The result of the test is automatically calculated, displayed and printed in just a few minutes in its unit of measure.Chemical analyses for the determination of the shelf life of bakery products in just a
few steps

Save your time

To assess the oxidation status of a fat contained in spreads or bakery products, CDR FoodLab®® relies on analytical procedures and dedicated reagents specifically developed by the research laboratories of CDR that allow:

  • a sample preparation that is quick and easy, when needed at all;
  • making analytical procedures extremely fast and easy;
  • removing all needs for complex calibration procedures.

Moreover, CDR FoodLab® allows accelerating analytical procedures. Its thermostated incubation cells and the multitasking mode allow performing in an simple and fast way:

  • several analyses at the same time on the same sample
  • sixteen different assays for the same parameter on a batch of different samples.
Shelf-life of bakery products
Test type Number of tests Code Measuring Range
Free Fatty Acids 10 e 100 Info on codes
and measuring range
0,01 – 24% ac. oleic acid
Peroxides 20 *300159 0,01 – 50 mEqO2/Kg
100 *300150
p-Anisidine Value 10 *300503 0,5 – 100 AnV
100 *300500

A versatile analysis system

CDR FoodLab is a versatile system that can be configured to analyze fats, oils, milk and dairyproducts, and tomato derivativesThe CDR FoodLab® chemical analysis system to test oil extracted from snacks, bakery products or spreads can also be used to test any type of vegetable and animal fats and oils. Moreover, it can be configured to perform analyses on egg products, milk and dairy products, tomato derivatives and vegetable purées in general.

CDR FoodLab® Analyzers for Snacks, Bakery Products and Spreads

  CDR FoodLab – chemical analyses on fats and oils to determine the shelf lifeof bakery products and spreads CDR FOODLAB®  CDR FoodLab Junior - chemical analyses on fats and oils to determine the shelf life ofbakery products and spreads CDR FOODLAB® JUNIOR

Free Fatty Acids
Peroxide Value
p-Anisidine Value

You can also determine:
Iodine value in Palm Oil
Polyphenols in Olive Oil

Configurable analysis panel
Simultaneous analyses 16 3
Possibility of running several tests on the same sample si
Incubation module 37˚C thermostatic block with 16 slots 37˚C thermostated reading block with incubation function
Internal memory to store analysis results si si
Touch Screen Display si si
Printer si
USB host port to connect USB memories si
USB port to connect to a PC si si
Ethernet (LAN) port si
Wireless link for external printer si
Dimensions and weight 32 X 29,5 X 13 cm (L x P x  H) – 2,8 Kg 15 x 22 x 8,3 cm (L x P x H) – 0,80 Kg
Lithium ion battery si

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