CDR FoodLab® is the chemical analyzer for quality and process control that allows you to determine a wide range of parameters of many foods, animal feeds and pet foods.

Determination of Lactic Acid (D + L) in tomato derivatives

In tomatoes and vegetable purees Lactic acid is produced by the fermentation of lactose mainly through microbial activity. Its concentration depends on the total bacterial count and can be a useful indicator of the good state of preservation. Furthermore, the concentration of lactic acid must be within the limits of the law.


Test Principle

D-lactic and L-lactic acids are oxidized through an enzyme to pyruvic acid, producing NADH. The increase of absorbance, measured at 366 nm in end-point, is directly proportional to the concentration of lactic acid in the sample. The result is expressed as ppm.

Calibration Curve

Comparative tests, on samples of tomato performed between the reference method and the CDR FoodLab® method, made in a leading tomato production company, have confirmed a very good alignment between the two systems.


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Analyzers for quality control of tomato products


CDR FoodLab®

  • Complete analysis panel, supplied already configured
  • Up to 16 determinations simultaneously
  • Possibility of carrying out analyses of the same sample
  • Integrated printer
  • Full connections (LAN - USB - Bluetooth barcode/QR code reader)

CDR FoodLab® Jr

  • Partial analysis panel, supplied configured with 3 analyses of your choice, implementable
  • Up to 3 determinations simultaneously
  • Wireless connection to external printer
  • USB connections