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CDR FoodLab® for Bakery products

With CDR FoodLab®, quality control on bakery products, baked goods, snacks, and spreads can be carried out completely, quickly, and easily starting from the raw materials used (oils and fats, milk, eggs) and ending with the finished product. Toxic solvents are not necessary for the preparation of the sample and the tests are completed in 10 minutes.


Quality controls on the Finished Product

The CDR laboratories have studied very simple and rapid sample preparation systems that do not involve the use of toxic solvents and are used to evaluate the oxidative stability of the finished product, thus obtaining valuable information on rancidity and shelf-life. Furthermore, it is possible to determine the presence of the appropriate quantity of lactose in the case of lactose-free products or of alcohol used as a preservative and antibacterial agent.

Check lactose in lactose-free bakery products

CDR FoodLab ® is used to determine the lactose in bakery products to verify the actual quantity of lactose present in lactose-free products.

The sample preparation is very simple: distilled water in appropriate proportions is added to the ground product to allow its solubilization.

A clear solution is obtained through a centrifugal action which can thus be easily analysed.

In 10 minutes, with this simple method, reliable and precise results are obtained in accordance with the reference method (HPLC), which requires training, specific knowledge, and a great deal of time available.

Check the alcohol content of the finished product

With CDR FoodLab ® the analysis of alcohol content can be performed both on an antibacterial solution and on a finished product, determining the starting alcohol concentration and the final product concentration respectively, in order to avoid exceeding the legal limit.

Also in the latter case, the treatment of the sample takes place simply by adding to the crushed product a determined quantity of distilled water which solubilizes the alcohol bringing it into solution.

With simple centrifugation a clear solution is obtained which is then easily analysed. The analysis consists of a simple photometric reading.

How is CDR FoodLab® System composed?


CDR FoodLab® Analysis System uses an analyzer based on photometric technology, available in two versions, and a dedicated kit of pipettes.

The ease and reliability of the system are based on exclusive technical features:

    • reading cells are equipped with state-of-the-art LED emitters;
    • reading and incubation cells are thermostated at 37 ° C;
    • the analyzer is supplied pre-calibrated, no further calibration or maintenance is required;
    • instruments can be equipped with a printer or PC connection.

Reagent Kits

CDR FoodLab® Analysis Systems use low toxicity disposable pre-vialed reagents, specifically developed by the research laboratories of CDR.

The use of pre-vialed reagents and dedicated analytical procedures allows:

  • 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;
  • removing all needs to handle toxic or carcinogenic agents;
  • making the amount of chemical waste generated only a fraction of the waste generated by standard methods.
  • Reagents come in packages containing 10 test tubes each, to perform 10 tests (or packages for 100 tests containing 10 single packages of 10 test tubes each).


Tests Free Fatty Acids, Peroxide Value, Anisidine Value (AnV), Lactose, Alcohol by Volume, Alcohol by Volume on Preservative solution
Simultaneous analyses 16
Multitasking Function  Yes
Photometric module 4 thermostated reading cells (37˚C)
Incubation module 37˚C thermostatic block with 16 slots
Internal memory to store analysis results  Yes
Touch Screen Display  Yes
Printer  Yes
USB port to connect to a PC  Yes
Ethernet (LAN) port  Yes
Connection with barcode and QR code scanner via bluetooth  Yes
Calibration Free  Yes
Maintenance Free  Yes
Reduced Waste Costs  Yes
Dimensions and weight 32 X 29,5 X 13 cm (L x P x  H) – 2,8 Kg