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

Analytical methods are optimized for making the system easy to use in laboratory as well at receiving inspection in dairy industry. 

The analyzer is equipped with a measuring system owes its sensitivity, accuracy and reliability to the photometric technology based on state of-the-art LED luminous sources.

The results are correlated with the reference methods.

What you can analyze

With CDR FoodLab® you can determine a wide range of chemical parameters easily and rapidly without having to learn how to use different analysis systems.

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.

Even more

CDR FoodLab® is ideal to perform the determination of Lactose content in lactose-free dairy products to control the delactosation process, thanks to a new method much quicker and with a friendly use for everyone if it is compared to the tradional enzymatic kit

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CDR FoodLab for Milk and Dairy products was last modified: March 6th, 2019 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 dairyproducts: fast, simple, and reliable

  • 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 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:

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

Reliable analyses on milk. A report from the Standard Latte Laboratory

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.

Determination of Lactose content in lactose-free dairy products with CDR FoodLab® in-depth

CDR FoodLab method for the determination of Lactose content in lactose-free dairy productsIn this work a new improvement for lactose determination is assessed in terms of reproducibility, accuracy and recovery. New method and traditional enzymatic method are also taken into comparisonon adding determined aliquotes of lactose in reallactose-free matrices. The new method, that is in CDR FoodLab®, appears to be much quicker and with a friendly use for everyone if it is compared to the tradional enzymatic kit. Read More

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

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 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 productsCDR FOODLAB® 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
Peroxide Valuein 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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