Color measurement of dairy products

Dairy products come in different consistencies: liquid, solid, semi-solid, creamy, spreadable, they can be opaque or translucent and their colors vary depending on their condition, shelf life and the light conditions under which they are viewed. This makes reliable color measurement with spectrophotometers all the more important.

Depending on the nature of the product, a measuring device for quality control must be equipped with different features. Sample holders for large and small quantities help to reliably reproduce the color values of different products such as yoghurt, quark, cream, cheese, butter and milk/mixed milk drinks.

Our solutions for your dairy products:

ColorFlex EZ

Compact spectrophotometric station

  • Many measuring openings

    Various measuring openings (10 mm, 13 mm, 19 mm, 25.4 mm, 31.8 mm) for many types of samples.
  • Compact dimensions

    With a weight of 4.5 kg and dimensions of 16.0 cm (height), 13.0 cm (width) and 36.0 cm (depth), the CFEZ is the ideal partner in the laboratory and production.
  • Integrated QC software

    Display of absolute and differential data, color location visualization, spectral curves, spectral data and PASS/FAIL with individual tolerances.
ColorFlex EZ
  • 45°/0° geometry

    The CFEZ measures color as the human eye sees it. Every day. Reliable and precise.
  • In many versions

    The ColorFlex EZ is available in Tomato, Citrus and Coffee versions.
  • Uncomplicated & precise

    Simple measurement at the touch of a button with measurement results within a few seconds. Reduces training time, optimizes the workflow and increases your productivity.

Application example:

Color measurement of liquid dairy products

Whether cow’s milk or the increasingly popular types of milk made from nuts and cereals, a consistent color stands for quality and freshness. The task Liquid dairy products (milk, cream, etc.) must be filled into a suitable container for color measurement. However, a simple reflection measurement would be falsified for these translucent foods, as the ambient light and the fill level in the cuvette have an influence on the measured color. The solution HunterLab recommends color measurement in a special 64 mm glass cuvette, together with the ring and disc set on the ColorFlex EZ spectrophotometer. The ring ensures an identical coating thickness for all measurements, while the white...

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Application example:

Color measurement of yoghurt with the ColorFlex EZ

Color is an important quality parameter for paste-like dairy products such as yoghurt, quark, cream cheese, spreadable fats, crème fraîche, sour cream and ice cream. Whether as a natural variant or with the addition of fruit products – the color palette is an important part of the development process. In production, the color measurement is then used for quality control. HunterLab offers the right color measurement solution to meet the quality standards according to visual perception. The task The milk products described above are pasty substances and must be filled into a suitable container for color measurement. Color measurement of yoghurt, simple and precise with the ColorFlex...

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Further information for you on this topic:

HunterLab worldwide:

  • Headquarters, North / South America

    Hunter Associates Laboratory, Inc.

  • 11491 Sunset Hills Road

    Reston, VA 20190-5280

  • +1 571 470 6028

  • Asia-Pacific

    HunterLab Asia Limited
  • Flat E, 13/F Leahander Center

    28 Wang Wo Tsai Street, Tsuen Wan New Territories, Hong Kong

  • +852 2406 1723

  • Europe / Middle East / Africa

    HunterLab Europe GmbH

  • Dr.-August-Einsele-Ring 15

    82418 Murnau

  • +49 8841 9464

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