cdr foodlab fat and oil

CDR FoodLab® is the ideal method for performing quality and process controls, in real time, directly on food industry production lines.

The speed and ease of use of CDR FoodLab® is analytical methods become competitive advantages for food industries producing oils or fats, or that employ them as ingredients.

CDR FoodLab® can determine:

  • Free Fatty Acis in 1 minute
  • Peroxide Value in 4 minutes
  • p-Anisidine Value in 2 minutes
  • Soaps in 2 minutes
  • Iodine Value in Palm Oil in 2 minutes
  • Polyphenols on Olive Oil in 5 minutes

CDR FoodLab® is the chemical analysis system designed and developed to provide accurate results at every step of the production process: the system is so easy to use that it can be utilized not only in a laboratory, but real time at the production plant for process control or quality control, even by staff with no previous specific lab tech experience.

How is CDR FoodLab Fats and Oils Analyzer System composed?s


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 is 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).

How are tests performed?

Performing chemical analyses on fats and oils is simple and fast, because sample preparation, if any, is minimal. All reagents are supplied pre-vialed and ready to use, and operators do not have to handle toxic or carcinogenic compounds; there is no need to wash either containers or traditional glassware.

What can I analyze?

CDR FoodLab® system is the ideal solution to run analyses on fats and oils for quality control and process control at production lines in real time. This is why it is used worldwide by many food industries that either produce fats or oils, or process them as ingredients. 

Some examples:

  • It becomes possible to quickly determine the shelf life of bakery products, snacks and creams with the utmost ease, by monitoring the oxidation status and the rancidity of the oils contained in the different products.
  • If used in deep-fried foods production lines, the CDR FoodLab® system for fats and oils enables to quickly check the quality of frying oils and to determine the shelf life of snacks and other fried foods with ease, speed and accuracy
  • If used in combination with the CDR extraction system, which operates without toxic solvents, the CDR FoodLab® system for fats and oils enables to assess the quality of either the raw ingredients or of the finished products of industries producing, processing or packing nuts and hard shelled dired fruit.
  • If you use palm oil as a cooking oil and shortening with CDR FoodLab® , or the specific analysis system CDR PalmOilTester, you can make process control real time at production line quickly even if yuo are without previous specific lab tech experience
  • Thanks to the small size of the sample it requires, these systems are highly appreciated by producers of valuable oils, essential oils and cosmetics
  • Tests on natural vegetable oils for various purposes: cosmetics, functional foods, nutritional supplements, pharmaceutical purposes (almond oil, canola oil, soy oil and so on)
  • Tests on marine oils such as fish oil and algae oil for nutraceutical or other purposes.
  • Tests of vegetable oils, animal fats and fuel oils (biofuels or biodiesel).
  • Accurate process control of refined oils thanks to special curves that work correctly even with very low ranges of acidity and peroxide value.
  • With a very simple sample pre-treatment developed in our chemical laboratories, CDR FoodLab® for Fats and Oils allows analyzing also flours, animal feed, butter and margarine

Save your time

To assess the oxidation status of an oil contained in  nuts or seeds, CDR FoodLab® relies on analytical procedures and dedicated reagents specifically developed by the research laboratories of CDR that allow:

  • a sample preparation that is quick and easy and that does not involve the use of toxic solvents;
  • making analytical procedures extremely fast and easy;
  • removing all needs for complex calibration procedures.

Moreover, CDR FoodLab® allows accelerating quality control analytical procedures because it features:

  • thermostated incubation cells
  • multitasking mode  

These features allow 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.

A versatile analysis system


CDR FoodLab is a versatile system that can be configured to analyze fats, oils, milk and dairyproducts, and tomato derivativesThe CDR FoodLab® chemical analysis system for fats and oils can be configured to perform analyses on egg products, milk and dairy products, tomato derivatives and vegetable purées in general.


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.

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.

Oils and Fats

  • Free Fatty Acids
  • Peroxide Value
  • Anisidine Value (AnV)
  • Soaps Test
  • Iodine Value test
  • Total Polyphenols/OSI
Test typeNumber of testsCodeMeasuring Range
Acidity10 e 100Info on code,
and measuring range
0,01 – 24% ac. oleic acid
Peroxides20*3001590,01 – 50 mEqO2/Kg
Soaps10*3001795 – 1350 ppM
p-Anisidine Value10*3005030,5 – 100 AnV
Iodine value
in palm oil
10*3005612 – 100 I.V.
Polyphenols/Stability index
in olive oil
10*30047810 – 900 mg/Kg gallic acid

CDR FoodLab Fats and Oils Analyzer

 CDR FoodLab® analyzer for tests on fats and oilsCDR FoodLab®
CDR FoodLab® analyzer for tests on fats and oils, Junior VersionCDR FoodLab®

Peroxide Value
p-Anisidine Value
Iodine value in Palm Oil
Polyphenols in Olive Oil

Configurable analysis panel
Simultaneous analyses163
Multitasking Functionsi
Photometric module4 thermostated reading cells (37˚C)4 thermostated reading cells (37˚C)
Incubation module37˚C thermostatic block with 16 slots37˚C thermostated reading block with incubation function
Internal memory to store analysis resultssisi
Touch Screen Displaysisi
USB port to connect to a PCsisi
Ethernet (LAN) portsi
Connection with barcode and QR code scanner via bluetoothsi
Calibration Freesisi
Maintenance Freesisi
Reduced Waste Costssisi
Wireless link for external printersi
Dimensions and weight32 X 29,5 X 13 cm (L x P x  H) – 2,8 Kg15 x 22 x 8,3 cm (L x P x H) – 0,80 Kg
Optiona Lithium ion batterysi
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