Analytical methods, developed by the CDR laboratories, and the CDR FoodLab® analysis systems have been compared with the ISO/AOCS reference methods. Moreover, the systems from the CDR FoodLab® range have been used in several studies carried out by world wide universities and by important research centers

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.

The study conducted by Prof. Massimo Innocenti manager of the Applied Electrochemistry Laboratory, Department of Chemistry “Ugo Schiff” of the University of Florence, aims at evaluating the accuracy and precision of the CDR WineLab® analysis system for wine.

All analyses tested with the CDR WineLab ® instrumentation provided results that were statistically correlated with those obtained with the official methods.

The detection limits and the reproducibility of the analyses were comparable or better than those obtained with the official methods.

The ACTALIA reference laboratory of Poligny (France), specialised in food analysis, has performed an evaluation study of the CDR FoodLab® system on important parameters of quality control in the dairy sector such as: ammonia on serum, urea on milk and lactose on lactose-free milk. The CDR FoodLab® methods were compared to the reference methods, obtaining excellent correlation coefficients.

The study “Improvement in nutritional quality and thermal stability of palm olein blended with macadamia oil for deep-fat frying application”, supported by Texas A&M University and published on the Journal of Food Science Technology, aimed to investigate the suitability of refined bleached deodorized palm olein oil (RBD POO) and Macadamia integrifolia oil (MO) blend as deep-fat frying substitute.

CDR FoodLab® for analysis of Free Fatty Acids (FFA), Peroxide Value (PV), and Anisidine Value (AV) has been used for the study. The mentioned parameters has considered as indicators of the state of oil deterioration.

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.

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).

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 much quicker and with a friendly use for everyone if it is compared to the tradional enzymatic kit.

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 (AOCS Cd 3d-63 or AOCS Ca 5a-40 or AOAC 940.28 ) and ISO 3960 ( AOCS Cd 8b-90 or AOAC 965.33) 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.

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.

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With the CDR system, you can perform your tests in total autonomy

Neither skilled staff nor a dedicated external laboratory is needed to use our systems. CDR FoodLab® optimizes traditional testing methods, making them faster and easier, while guaranteeing accuracy standards in line with the reference methods.

Analytical kit

CDR FoodLab® Analysis Systems use disposable pre-vialed reagents specifically developed by the research laboratories of CDR. The use of pre-vialed reagents and the analytical procedures 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.

Reagents come in aluminum packages containing 10 test tubes each to perform 10 tests (or packages for 100 tests containing 10 single packages of 10 test tubes each).

Just a few steps and results are yielded right away

Just a few steps will suffice to carry out your analysis in a rapid way in total autonomy. The system is composed of both the analyzer based on photometric technology and a kit of low toxicity, pre-vialed reagents, developed by CDR.

CDR FoodLab® is cost-effective because it does not require the use of expensive equipment and does not entail maintenance, assistance or calibration costs.
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