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Bakery products & Shelf Life

CDR FoodLab® is the analysis system that allows to test the shelf life of bakery products, snacks and spreads in a simple and fast way: no toxic solvents are required for sample preparation, analysis are performed in 5 minutes.

CDR FoodLab® tests the shelf life of finished products by monitoring the oxidation status and the rancidity of the oils contained in the different products, thanks to easy and rapid periodical analyses.

Thanks to the Multitasking Mode, it is possible to run the oxidation status test of bakery products, snacks and spreads in 5 minutes to the purpose of determining:

  • Free Fatty Acids
  • Peroxides
  • p-Anisidine Value

Risks for the operator are eliminated and the environmental impact is minimized because determining the shelf life of finished products no longer requires complicated extraction processes, toxic solvents, expensive waste disposals or extractor hoods.

How to determine the shelf life of bakery products in 4 steps

Thanks to the dedicated system specifically designed by the CDR research laboratories, sample preparation is very quick and does not require the use of toxic compounds.

Determining the shelf life of snacks and bakery finished products in 4 easy steps
















How are tests performed?

With CDR FoodLab®, results are yielded in just a few steps:

  • Select the parameter to measure from the menu: the system automatically selects the correct wavelength.
  • Use the supplied pipette to add the correct volume of sample to the pre-vialed reagent, specifically developed by our laboratories. A colorimetric reaction is generated.
  • Follow the displayed instructions.

The result of the test is automatically calculated, displayed and printed in just a few minutes in its unit of measure.Chemical analyses for the determination of the shelf life of bakery products in just a few steps

Save your time

To assess the oxidation status of a fat contained in spreads or bakery products, 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, when needed at all;
  • making analytical procedures extremely fast and easy;
  • removing all needs for complex calibration procedures.

Moreover, CDR FoodLab® allows accelerating analytical procedures. Its thermostated incubation cellsand the multitasking mode allow performing in an simple and fast way:

  • several analyses at the same time on the same sample
  • sixteen different assays for the same parameter on a batch of different samples.

Available Analysis

With CDR FoodLab® Touch you can testing Fried Snacks in 3 steps and in few minutes too.

Reduced testing time

It is possible to analyze 16 samples at the same time and constantly monitor the production process, obtaining exact and accurate answers in just a few minutes.

The multitasking mode allows to manage the determinations of several analytical parameters at the same time. It allows the system to process one analysis and to start another one at the same time, with the possibility to go back to the first one at any moment.

Thanks to multitasking mode you can perform the tests of Free Fatty Acids (FFA)Peroxide Value (PV) and p-Anisidine Value (AnV) at the same time in 5 minutes.


This measuring system owes its sensitivity, accuracy and reliability to the photometric technology based on LED luminous sources. The results of the analysis are correlated with the reference methods.

CDR FoodLab® Analyzers for Snacks, Bakery Products and Spreads

CDR FoodLab – chemical analyses on fats and oils to determine the shelf lifeof bakery products and spreads CDR FOODLAB® CDR FoodLab Junior - chemical analyses on fats and oils to determine the shelf life ofbakery products and spreads CDR FOODLAB® JUNIOR
TestsFree Fatty Acids
Peroxide Value
p-Anisidine ValueYou can also determine:
Iodine value in Palm Oil
Polyphenols in Olive Oil
Configurable analysis panel
Simultaneous analyses163
Possibility of running several tests on the same samplesi
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 host port to connect USB memoriessi
USB port to connect to a PCsisi
Ethernet (LAN) portsi
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
Lithium ion batterysi

Technical Specifications

  • The system: 37° C controlled temperature photometer
  • Photometric module:
    up to 8 different wavelengths in 4 reading cells
  • Incubation module:
    37°C thermostat block with 16 positions
  • Display:
    Touch model: 5,7” TFT color LCD touchscreen
  • Connectivity:
    2 USB 2.0 ports, 1 USB port type B for technical service and PC connection, 1 Ethernet port (LAN).
  • Internal Storage: 4 GB internal memory to store the performed tests
  • Database format: CSV and XML file, compatible with all formats of database (e.g.: xls, SQL)
  • Printer: Graphic printer on board 80mm width
  • Weight:
    Touch model: 2,80 Kg
  • Dimensions:
    Touch model: 32 cm x 29,5 cm x 13 cm (L x D x H)
  • Power Supply:
    Touch model: external power supply AC/DC Prim. voltage:100 – 250V, 47 – 63 Hz, 0,8 A Sec. voltage 24V, 1,4 VA, max.: 3,0 A
  • Environment conditions to operate: the analyzer and its equipment work at room temperature, from 12°C to 35°C and relative humidity from 20% to 80% not condensed.


CDR logo is a registered trade mark of CDR s.r.l.  Florence, Italy.  Photo credit: cdR FoodLab®