CDR FoodLab

The Poligny ACTALIA (France) reference laboratory, specialising in food analysis, performed an evaluation study of the CDR FoodLab® instrument 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.

People from 35 countries visited CDR booth at SNACKEX to see the innovative quality control methods for snack available with CDR FoodLab®, the analysis system already used by snack industries worldwide. The most used application is the quality control of the oil during the frying process and the control of the quality of savoury snacks (fried chips, corn chips, etc.) as well as nuts (peanuts, hazelnuts, pistachios, etc…).

Snack foods are currently consumed by millions of people of diverse cultural backgrounds in many countries because they are tempting snacks if characterized by crispness, brilliant colour and flavours.

However, these products can undergo degradation processes, first of all, the lipid oxidation which causes rancidity and off- flavours.

There are several methods to test the shelf life of snacks and bakery foods, but CDR FoodLab® is the only one, not only to be a green method, but also, it is able to give an actual measurement of oxidative stability of finished products, in a simple and fast way.

Comparison between different methods

CDR will be at SNACKEX in Vienna the next 21st and 22nd of June. SNACKEX is the international event for the savoury snacks and snack nut.

We exhibit the CDR FoodLab® for the specific application on snacks: fried potato chips, extruded and pellet snacks, tortilla chips and the various types of snack nuts.

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 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.

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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