The System Designed to Perform Quality Controls on Milk and Dairy Products

The chemical analysis of the milk and dairy products for quality control for every stage of the production chain with CDR FoodLabCDR FoodLab is the analysis system for milk and dairy products to perform quality controls throughout the production process. One single instrument allows to determine a wide range of chemical parameters easily and rapidly.

Analytical methods are fine tuned and correlated with the reference methods. This measuring system owes its sensitivity, accuracy and reliability to the photometric technology based on stateof-the-art LED luminous sources.
All types of milk can be tested (cow, buffalo, goat, sheep, etc.)
The system has been designed to determine the quality of low-fat milk or whole milk, raw or pasteurized, without any kind of previous sample treatment.
CDR FoodLab can also be used to test a wide range of cheeses and dairy products, like mozzarella, cottage cheese, yoghurt, butter, margarine with a minimal sample preparation developed by the CDR research laboratories that is far easier than official methods.

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CDR FoodLab for Milk and Dairy products was last modified: February 14th, 2017 by CDR s.r.l.

What is the CDR FoodLab System for assays on milk and dairy products?

CDR Foodlab is a true testing laboratory. Thanks to its compact size, it can be ideally used in a laboratory, on the production line, or at the time of purchase. A self-contained apparatus complete with everything needed to perform quality controls of milk and dairy products.


 CDR FoodLab, the all-inclusive intuitive system for chemical analyses on milk and dairy
products: fast, simple, and reliable

  • An analyzer based on photometric technology, available in the Touch 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 are tests performed?

Performing chemical analyses on milk and dairy products is simple and fast because sample preparation, if any, is minimal. All reagents are supplied pre-vialed and ready to use, and operators do not have to handle toxic or carcinogenic compounds; there is no need to wash either containers or traditional glassware.
With CDR FoodLab, chemical tests on milk and dairy products are performed in just a few steps and results are yielded right away:

  • 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 on milk and dairy products with the systems of the CDR FoodLab line. The
results of the test are available in only few steps

Save your time

To assess the quality of milk and dairy 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 because it features:

  • thermostated incubation cells
  • multitasking mode

These features allow performing several analyses at the same time on the same sample or sixteen different assays for the same parameter on a batch of different samples. All of this in an simple and fast way.

An accurate measuring instrument

Analsi del latte affidabili Relazione laboratorio standard latte

CDR FoodLab guarantees reliable results for the tests performed on milk and dairy products. This measuring system owes its sensitivity, accuracy and reliability to the photometric technology based on LED luminous sources. Moreover, the correlation of the test results with the reference methods ensures the reliability of each and any analysis performed with the system. The CDR FoodLab analysis system has been validated by the Standard Latte Laboratory as well as by other certified laboratories.

Comparative studies have given evidence that the accuracy of the results obtained with the CDR FoodLab analytical method is in line with the accuracy of the results yielded by the reference methods, while CDR FoodLab is much easier to use and provides the requested results in reduced testing time.

Milk Number of tests Code Measuring Range
Urea 10 *300004 5 – 100 mg/dL
100 *300000
Ammonia 10 *300054 1 – 80 ppM
100 *300050
Chloride 10 *300100 50 – 400 mg/dL NaCl
100 *300104
L-Lactic acid 20 *300076 2 – 200 ppM
100 *300075
Hydrogen peroxide 10 *300329 2 – 25 ppM
100 *300325
Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) “Cow’s milk” 10 *300228 0,1 – 5 U/L
100 *300225
ε-Fructosyl-lysine 10 *300404 (10 – 1000) delta x 1000
100 *300400
Peroxidase 20 *300528 10 – 8000 U/L
100 *300525
Lactose 10 *300010 0,1 – 5,5% lactose
100 *300015
Lactose (Lactose FREE) 10 *300770  0,01 – 0,25% lactose
100 *300760
Acidity in butter, margarine and cream 10 *300128  0,01 – 1,10% oleic acid
100 *300125
Peroxides in butter, margarine and cream 10 *300159  0,01 – 5,5 meqO2/Kg 
100 *300150
Cheese Number of tests Code Measuring Range
Chlorides in watery solutions / brine 10 *300028 0,01 – 5 g/dl NaCl
0,1 – 50 g/dl NaCl brine
100 *300025
Chlorides in cheese / cottage cheese 10 *300204 0,2 – 7 gr% NaCl in cheese
0,02 – 5,2 gr% NaCl in cottage cheese
100 *300200
Ammonia 10 *300054 1 – 80 ppM
100 *300050
L-Lactic acid in mozzarella / cottage cheese / yoghurt 20 *300376 0,1 – 1,5 g% mozzarella
0,02 – 0,43 g% cottage cheese
0,01 – 0,75 g% yoghurt
100 *300375

A versatile analysis system

CDR FoodLab is a versatile system that can be configured to analyze fats, oils, milk and dairy
products, and tomato derivativesThe CDR FoodLab chemical analysis system to test milk and dairy products can be configured to perform analyses on egg products, tomato derivatives, any type of vegetable and animal fats and oils, and vegetable purées in general.

CDR FoodLab Analyzers for Milk and Dairy Products

  CDR FoodLab analyzer for tests on milk and dairy products, Touch Version CDR FOODLAB TOUCH CDR FoodLab analyzer for tests on milk and dairy products, Junior Version CDR FOODLAB JUNIOR
Tests L-Lactic acid in milk,
cheese, cream
Urea in milk
Lactose in milk
Ammonia in milk, cream,
Chloride in milk, cheese,
watery solutions and
Alkaline phosphatase (ALP)
in cow’s milk
Hydrogen peroxide in milk
(Furosine) in milk
Peroxidase (POD) in milk
Acidity in butter, margarine
and cream
Peroxides in butter,
margarine and cream
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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