CDR FoodLab®
Analyses of oils and fats with CDR FoodLab®

Analyses of oils and fats with CDR FoodLab®

The CDR FoodLab® system is the ideal solution for carrying out analyses of oils and fats for quality control on production lines in real time. That's why it is used by many food industries around the world.


What can you analyse?

With CDR FoodLab®, chemical analyses can be performed of all types of oils and fats of animal and vegetable origin. The sample can be analysed in the unaltered state or after a simple preparation set up by CDR laboratories.

The analyses that can be carried out are:

  • Free Fatty Acids immediate reading
  • Peroxide Value in 3 minutes
  • p-Anisidine Value in 1 minutes
  • Iodine Value  in 3 minutes
  • Soaps immediate reading

With CDR FoodLab® you can carry out analyses of all vegetable oils and animal fats. Some examples:

On the fried food production lines it is possible to quickly check the quality of cooking oils, frying oils and to check the shelf life of snacks and other fried foods in a quick and easy way.

The shelf life of bakery products, snacks and creams can be determined quickly and easily by monitoring the oxidation state and rancidity of the oils contained in the different products.

The system enables quick and easy analyses of key parameters for quality control of fish oil, not only in the laboratory, but also on the production line of foods, nutraceuticals, etc.

The CDR FoodLab® analysis system makes it possible to quickly check the quality of dried fruit in shell, seeds and other similar samples by determining their oxidation state without using traditional analysis methods involving toxic solvents such as the Soxhlet method.

Butter and margarine

The instrument allows rapid analysis of food matrices such as butter or margarine with a very simple sample preparation.

Natural oils

The CDR FoodLab® system is ideal for oils produced from plants and for various uses: cosmetics, functional foods, nutritional use, pharmaceutical use. These include almond oil, rapeseed oil (canola oil) or soybean oil.

Oils for energy use (biofuels or biodiesel)

The quality of oils for energy use, such as biofuels or biodiesel, can be assessed.

Precious oils and essential or cosmetic oils

The CDR FoodLab® analysis system is appreciated by producers of these types of oils because of its ability to carry out rapid analyses with a small sample quantity. 

Animal feeds and animal meals can be analysed quickly and easily to optimise the production process. The analysis system includes a very simple sample treatment, set up by CDR chemical laboratories.

CDR FoodLab® allows you to optimise the pet food production process and carry out quality control of the finished product, thanks to the speed of analysis, ease of use and reliability of results.

Avocado oil

Avocado oil

 It is possible to determine the quality of both the avocado oil and the fruit by extracting the oil through a quick and easy sample treatment. Take a look at the case study of Croft Ltd. a producer of extra virgin and crude avocado oils in Kenya

Palm oil can be analysed in analysis laboratories or directly on the production lines of food industries who use it as an ingredient, as well as in the palm oil mills that produce it. Palm oil analyses can also be carried out with the specific CDR PalmOilTester system.

A dedicated CDR OxiTester analysis system has been designed for olive oil analyses; it allows analysis of the main quality parameters of the oil, at the olive oil mill, in the bottling plants or wherever it is needed.

Which model is the most suitable for your needs?


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

CDR FoodLab® is:



The instrument ensures results in accordance with reference methods. The use of LED reading cells guarantees high sensitivity, a wide measuring range and excellent repeatability of the results.



The analytical methods are simpler than traditional ones. The system can be used not only in the laboratory, but also on the production line in real time, by non-expert operators. In addition, the instrument has a Help function for step-by-step user guide.



The methods developed in CDR laboratories speed up the analysis procedures:  sample preparation is absent or very simple and analyses are carried out in just a few steps. It is possible to analyse several samples simultaneously or manage the determination of several analytical parameters at the same time of the same sample.

Our quality is certified

Your results in real time

Choosing CDR FoodLab® means being able to make immediate decisions for quality control. This allows you to respond quickly to customer requests and improve the process of new product development.

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