CDR FoodLab® Quality Control

Foodlab and stepsCDR FoodLab® compact analyser is just what you need for the affordable quality control of food and beverage. Simple to use, with no technical knowledge required, and equally suitable for small producers, production lines or laboratories. This photometric analyser uses pre-filled, ready-to-use reagent kits to measure a large range of properties important in food and beverage quality control. The CDR FoodLab® allows you to simultaneously analyse multiple samples and multiple parameters on foods and beverages with the same accuracy and precision as traditional methods. Only micro-quantities of product samples are required for each test, and test results are available in minutes, saving you the expense and time waiting for external laboratory tests. We distribute CDR FoodLab® and reagent kits in Australia. Click here if you would like to explore the technology used in CDR FoodLab®

How It Works

The CDR FoodLab® is a true testing laboratory. The compact, self contained analyser, uses pre-vialed reagents and sophisticated photometric technology to perform quality control tests on a range of food products.

How Does the CDR FoodLab® Work?

  • Utilises photometric technology, LED emitters, reading cells and 37oC thermostated incubation cells
  • Uses a kit of pre-vialed, low toxicity, disposable reagents. Sold in packs of 10 tests, with 1 year shelf life
  • Pipettes allow for the collection of the correct sample volume
  • Built-in help function to guide even novice users through the analysis process
  • On-board printer for immediate access to printed test results

Things You'll Love About CDR FoodLab®

  • Affordable- only one analyser needed to carry out a range of tests, eliminating the need to purchase multiple systems
  • Reliable- the analytical results are equivalent to the reference methods and significantly higher reliability, accuracy and reproducibility than other testing options
  • Rapid, real-time results- easy and fast, easier to use that manual test methods with results available in minutes

  • Pre-programmed- supplied with pre-programmed tests, selectable from the displayed menus
  • Tested By Certified Laboratories- the analytical methods and the analysers have been validated by certified laboratories

  • No technical support expenses- the CDR FoodLab® is supplied pre-calibrated (parameters can be re-programmed)

  • No maintenance- with the stable LED light source and the absence of moving parts the system is maintenance free

  • No glassware- no containers to clean, and no glassware to break or replace
Minimal or no sample preparation

  • Micro quantities of sample-only micro quantities of the sample required for testing 
  • No contact with hazardous chemicals- low toxicity reagents are supplied pre-vialed, removing all handling issues
  • Intuitive operation- a built-in step-by-step guide leads you through the analysis procedure

  • No specialised skills required- designed for use by anyone

  • Analyse up to 16 samples simultaneously

  • Automatic printing of results
  • Custom calibrations- can be performed for a maximum of 3 sample standards with known titration
  • Multitasking- determine several analytical parameters at the same time
  • Simple to use- no specific calibration, cleaning or maintenance operations required
  • Self calibration and control of measuring cells carried out when the CDR FoodLab® is switched on
  • Traceability of results-connects to a PC for the storage of test results and traceability
  • Connect to LIMS- serial ports enable the connection to LIMS management systems
  • Long warranty- 3 year warranty

Milk & Dairy

FoodLab Touch for Analysing DairyThe CDR FoodLab® performs quality control tests on all types of milk (low fat or full fat, pasteurised or raw milk) with no sample preparation, and dairy products (cheese, mozzarella, ricotta, yoghurt, butter) with minimal sample preparation.

Analyse for: 

  • e-Fructosyl Lisine
  • L-Lactic Acid
  • Ammonia
  • Chloride
  • Alkaline phosphatase (ALP)
  • Peroxidase
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Urea Milk Nitrogen (MUN)
  • Lactose
  • Peroxide value (PV)
  • Free Fatty Acids (FFA).

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Edible Fats & Oils

Foodlab touch edible oil analyserIn less than a minute the CDR OxiTester analyses edible fats, oils, frying oil and fish oil for:

  • Free Fatty Acids (FFA)
  • Peroxide Value (PV)
  • P-Anisidine Value (pAnV)
  • Polyphenols (OSI)
  • Iodine Value (Palm Oil) and Soaps

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CDR OxiTester For Olive Oil 

The CDR OxiTester analyses olive oil, avocado oil, palm oil, essential oil etc. in real time to determine the Free Fatty Acid (FFA) concentration, the peroxide value and polyphenols for the subsequent assessment of quality with practical, fast and extremely accurate methods. CDR OxiTester is also able to measure K270 values and can therefore be used to identify the presence of rectified oil that may have been added to virgin olive oil. Comparative Laboratory tests in Italy indicate a high correlation between the principles deployed in the CDR OxiTester and traditional test methods.


  • FFA- acidity
  • PV- peroxide
  • Polyphenols- antioxidant capacity
  • K270- degree of oxidation

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Vegetable Puree

Foodlab touch vegetable puree analysisTests on vegetable purees and sauces can me made directly on the production line with the CDR FoodLab®. In 5 minutes you can determine important quality indicators and biological stress indicators:

  • Chloride
  • Total lactic acid (D+L).

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Wine & Must

Foodlab touch wine analyserThe CDR WineLab® is the rapid, simple and reliable way to analyse wine & must, on-site and during all phases of production. Analyse for:

  • Total Acidity
  • Acetic Acid
  • L-Lactic Acid
  • L-Malic Acid
  • Free sulfur dioxide (Free SO2)
  • Total sulfur dioxide (Total SO2)
  • Anthocyanins
  • Alcohol
  • Glycerol
  • Colour intensity and tonality
  • Polyphenols
  • TPI - Total Polyphenols Index
  • Fermentable Sugars
  • Glucose & Fructose
  • pH
  • Acetaldehyde
  • Malolactic Fermentation
  • Gluconic Acid
  • Copper
  • Catechins.

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CDR BeerLab

The CDR BeerLab® is the latest innovation in beer analysis. It’s precise, fast, and takes the guesswork out of the brewing process! Without specialist skills and with minimal sample pre-processing it’s possible to analyse for parameters such as wort colour and bitterness units through to more complex analysis like free amino nitrogen (FAN) in minutes, in your own brewery, and without using external laboratories.

CDR BeerLab® has been designed specifically for breweries, microbreweries and craft breweries to take the guesswork out of quality control. With the CDR BeerLab® you can analyse a wide group of parameters on beer using only one instrument, more rapidly than traditional methods, more reliably that using human senses, and more economically than engaging external laboratories. The CDR BeerLab® can be used by anyone and no specialist skills are required.

The CDR BeerLab® System

  • A thermostated analyser based on photometric technology
  • Disposable ready-to-use pre-vialed reagents kits with low toxicity
  • Results in minutes
  • Easy to use: minimal sample pre-treatment*, no calibration, no maintenance and no technical assistance required
  • 2 options available:
    • CDR BeerLab® - analyse up to 16 samples in less than 15 minutes. Can perform multiple analysis on the same sample. Results displayed and printed.
    • CDR BeerLab® Junior - analyse up to 3 samples in less than 15 minutes. Results displayed only.
  • Accurate results verified by the correlation curves and conformity with Reference Methods (for the technical detail!)

CDR BeerLab® Can Be Used To Analyse for:

  • Fermentable sugars
  • Lactic Acid D + L
  • Bitterness *
  • Colour
  • Alcohol content
  • pH must
  • Starch
  • FAN (free amino nitrogen by OPA)