Monitoring easily the quality of fats and oils during the production process

Testing fats and oils for quality control at the production plant as well as a in laboratory Are you active in the food industry sector and do you use fats and oils for your products? Do you produce, process and store fats and oils for the food industry? We have the most appropriate analysis system for your business that you can use for quality and process controls at any stage of the production chain. 

CDR FoodLab: the fast, simple and reliable analysis system to test for fats and oilsIt is CDR FoodLab® for fats and oils, the system that allows to perform chemical test for fats and oils easily and rapidly, thus improving the production efficiency and the profitability of a company.

CDR FoodLab® is compact and handy and can be used in any environment, either in a laboratory or at the production plant, even if you don’t have specific chemical lab tech experience.

Fast and intuitive, it provides results that are correlated with the reference methods.

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What you can analyze

CDR FoodLab® can be used to test any type of vegetable and animal fats and oils, using samples of product as is or with a prior simple preparation fine tuned by the laboratories of CDR. 

Available determinations:

With CDR FoodLab® you can perform quality or process controls either in a laboratory or directly at the production plant of companies that produce, process or store fats and oils, or of companies that use fats and oils as ingredients. 

For example, it is possible to

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How it can help you

Simple method will save your time

CDR FoodLab® exploits analytical procedures and dedicated reagents specifically developed by the research laboratories of CDR. The procedures are easier and faster than traditional methods

  • low toxicity reagents previaled and ready to use remove the need to handle toxic or carcinogenic compounds.
  • The sample is tested as is, or with a prior extremely simple preparation
  • There is no need to wash either containers or traditional glassware.

Moreover, CDR FoodLab® reduces testing time as it allows performing several analyses at the same time on the same sample or sixteen different assays for the same parameter on a batch of different samples. All of this following a simple and fast procedure.

A reliable measuring instrument

CDR FoodLab® for fats and oils guarantees high accuracy and sensitivity. For example, very low levels of acidy (range 0.01 – 24 expressed in grams as % of oleic acid) or of peroxide value (range 0.1 – 550 mEqO2/Kg) can be determined beginning from 0.01. That is why this system represents an excellent solution for food industries that process refined oils.

A true testing laboratory for chemical analyses in a complete, intuitive and reliable equipment

CDR FoodLab: Complete, intuitive and reliable equipment for chemical analyses in fats and oilsCDR FoodLab® is a true analysis laboratory. We have developed it to perform easy and fast chemical analyses directly on the production line without the support of personnel with specific lab tech experience.

CDR FoodLab® optimezes traditional testing methods, making them faster and easier, while guaranteeing accuracy standards in line with the ISO reference methods.  Compact and handy, it is composed of: an analyzer based on photometric technology equipped with state-of-the-art LED emitters, a kit of pre-vialed and ready-to-use low toxicity reagents, specifically developed by our research laboratory to enhance analytical methods, and pipettes that allow for the collection of the correct volume of sample. Our device comes from a family of fast and reliable testing systems that we have developed and manufactured to perform food and beverage quality controls during the production process.

The ‘help’ function makes your tests easier

The system is reliable, fast and intuitive. It is so simple to use that anyone can run a test in total autonomy as if they were skilled personnel. Just a few steps suffice to perform the analyses and, if there is ever a doubt, the HELP function will lead you through the process by displaying detailed instructions. Click here for more info on the Help function

Comparison study between CDR FoodLab® analytics methods and reference methods for chemical test for Fats and Oils

Comparison study between CDR FoodLab analytics methods for Oil and Fats testing and reference methods The international reference laboratory Campden Bri has compared the CDR FoodLab® methods and refernce mathods to analyse for Anisidine Value, Peroxide Value and Free Fatty Acids content showed that the instrument gave comparable results to the reference methods with very high correlation coefficients suggesting good accuracy of results.

Furthermore, international reference laboratory Campden Bri asserted “The CDR FoodLab® is a self-contained unit requiring only a mains power supply. It is straightforward to use and requires no more than one hour of training. The instrument is maintenance-free and no additional equipment is required to analyse samples. It provides data faster than traditional laboratory-based methods

CDR FoodLab® at the University of Hamburg

A study on the oxidative stability of deep-frying oils with CDR FoodLab, University of HamburgCDR Foodlab® was used for a test to determine the peroxide value and p-Anisidine values for a comparative study entitled “Stability of high oleic vegetable oils towards light exposure”, carried out by the University of Hamburg and presented at the seventh edition of  Euro Fed Lipid Congress in 2009.
CDR FoodLab® for the determination of the p-Anisidine value has also been used in a study entitled “Oxidative stability of deep-frying oils”, presented at the sixth edition of Euro Lipid Congress in 2008. This study, carried out by the University of Hamburg, compares the levels of oxidative stability of standard sunflower oil and of high oleic sunflower oil for deep-frying.

CDR FoodLab® analyzers for fats and oil quality control

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p-Anisidine Value

Iodine value in Palm Oil
Polyphenols in Olive Oil

Configurable analysis panel
Simultaneous analyses 16 3
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Photometric module 4 thermostated reading cells (37˚C) 4 thermostated reading cells (37˚C)
Incubation module 37˚C thermostatic block with 16 slots 37˚C thermostated reading block with incubation function
Dimensions and weight 32 X 29,5 X 13 cm (L x P x  H) – 2,8 Kg 15 x 22 x 8,3 cm (L x P x H) – 0,80 Kg
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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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