FoodLab and Milk Thermal Processing

The chemical analysis of the milk and dairy products for quality control for every stage of the production chain with CDR FoodLab

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The primary goal of the dairy industry is to ensure the quality of the milk produced. Furthermore, quality levels must be constantly guaranteed and improved. This is achieved by verifying that milk is safe in terms of hygiene and health (microbiological safety, absence of environmental micro-pollutants, etc.), genuineness (non sophisticated) and nutritional value.

Several indexes, like furosine and lactlulose, are used to assess whether powder milk has been added to raw or pasteurised milk.

Given the cost of these determination methods, we focused our attention on the development of fast methods that could be used during the production stage and in non-dedicated laboratories and that could produce results similar to those of the reference methods.

Thermal Milk Processes

Milk Thermal processes: the studyFor this purpose, the central laboratory of PARMALAT S.p.A. conducted a study aimed at assessing the reliability and applicability of the ε-fructosyl-lysine test made available by CDR. The results of the study were presented during the 2002 edition of Congrilait in Paris. Said results confirm that this method provides the same information of the furosine method.

The conclusions of the study were the following: “The fructosyl-lysine method proposed by CDR’s laboratories enables to distinguish different thermal processes like furosine …

The study performed in the central laboratory of PARMALAT S.p.A, aimed at assessing the effectiveness of CDR’s analytical method to differentiate the thermal processes, was described in the poster presented during the CISET 2003 conference.

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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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