The diverse certified laboratories and research institutes, have expressed very favorable opinions on the CDR systems being in line with the reference methods, as well as on the correlation with traditional methods, and the user- friendliness of the systems.
Following are the research and comparative studies involving the analysis systems of the CDR FoodLab® line.
Correlation between CDR BeerLab® and official methods for analysis of Beer, Wort and Water
Department of Agricultural, Food, Environmentaland Animal Sciences of the University of Udine Italy, under the guidance of Dr. Stefano Buiatti, performed:
- the evaluation of correlation between the results obtained using CDR BeerLab® and those obtaibed with EBC (European Brewery Convention) official methods
- the evaluation of the correlation between the results obtained with the CDR BeerLab® and those obtained with the official methods of analysis on the parameters relating to the quality control of water used in brewing
The methods of CDR BeerLab® for analysis of beer, wort and water provided statistically correlated results (p <0.05) with low standard deviation values indicating good accuracy.Read more
Evaluation report of new beer and wort analysis (VDK, yeast vitality) of the CDR BeerLab® Analyser
The international reference laboratory Campden BRI, innovation, research and technology centre for the food and drinks industry, carried out a study to evaluate the performance of the CDR BeerLab® for the analysis of yeast vitality and beer VDKs concentration. In summary, the CDR BeerLab® yeast vitality and VDK analyses show a linear correlation with the results obtained by the reference methods and the values obtained were similar (correlation R2 ≥ 0.9).Read more
Tests to monitor quality of deep-frying oils
To obtain a high quality product, it is essential to continuously monitor frying oil. CDR FoodLab® enables to control the quality of frying oil directly during the manufacturing stage with a fast, simple and reliable method, the ideal system to monitor the degradation of frying oil, cooking oil, waste oil.Read more
CDR FoodLab® method for the determination of Lactose content in lactose-free dairy products.
In 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
Validation study of Free Fatty Acids and Peroxide Value determination made by Universities in Republic of Korea
The reliability and availability of CDR FoodLab® system for determining acid value (AV) and peroxide value (POV) were assessed
during the hydrolytic rancidification and lipid oxidation of edible oils.
The CDR FoodLab® system based on spectrophotometry was compared to the official methods (ISO 660 and 3960 protocols) based on manual titration employing the standard mixture for the simulated
oxidation models and edible oils during the thermally induced oxidation at 180°C.
Considering ISO protocols with a probability of human error in manual titration, the rapidness and simplicity of the reagent kit based on spectrophotometry make it a very good alternative to monitor the lipid
oxidation of edible oils and lipid-containing foods.
Comparison study between CDR FoodLab® analytical methods and reference methods – Campden BRI
The international reference laboratory Campden Bri has trialled the CDR FoodLab® to establish whether it could meet the requirements for analysing a number of important food quality parameters. assessment of the ability of the CDR FoodLab® to analyse for Anisidine Value, Peroxide Value and Free Fatty Acid content showed that the instrument gave comparable results to the reference methods with very high correlation coefficients suggesting good accuracy of results.Read more
CDR BeerLab® method for the determination of total SO2 in beer.
The researchers of CDR chemical laboratories made this study to demonstrate the great accuracy and repeatability of CDR BeerLab® method for the determination of total sulfur dioxide SO2 in beer samples. It allows the brewers to improve at best the execution of this analysis directly in the brewery.Read more
CDR BeerLab® and the research of CNR for innovation in brewing process.
We present the important study “Beer-brewing powered by controlled hydrodynamic cavitation: Theory and real-scale experiments” done by the Institute of Biometeorology of National Research Council (CNR) in Florence, Italy. The chemical analysis for the quality control in brewing process, involved in the study, has be done with CDR BeerLab®, by the CNR researchers.Read more
Total Polyphenol (Biophenol) Test with CDR OxiTester compared to the COI method
The new Total Polyphenol (Biophenol) test used by the CDR OxiTester has been tuned to the reference method COI/T.20/Doc. no. 29: 2009 by the Merceological Chemical Laboratory of Florence; the total olive oil polyphenol assay results as obtained by the CDR OxiTester method are in good accord with the values obtained by the reference method.Read more
Spectroscopic analyses of foods with a low environmental impact – ISA Conference 2016
At the conference ISA 2016 organized by the University of Bari, University of Basilicata and Società Chimica Italiana (Italian Chemical Society) prof. Massimo Innocenti, Department of Chemistry, University of Florence held the presentation “Spectroscopic Analysis of eco-foods”, in collaboration with researchers from the chemical CDR laboratories. Application Example evaluated in the presentation is the range of the CDR FoodLab® analysis systems that specialize and optimize the use of photometric technology in terms of cost, the amount of reagent used and analysis time.Read more