Globalization of the food supply chain is a driving factor behind the increasing number of food safety incidents. Producers and importers must perform precise, real-time product safety testing at all stages of production, processing, and distribution to ensure quality and compliance with food safety legislation..
Each step in the food chain has its own challenges. It has never been more critical for the food, dairy, beverage and brewing industries to maintain quality standards and safety guidelines while maintaining cost efficiencies. Industry is continually searching for ways to reduce the cost of business while ensuring quality and safety. With food safety being a top concern of industry, consumers, and governments alike, segments of this industry face an increasing number of government standards and regulations.
Laboratories serving the Food and Beverage industries are dominated by their status as an FDA regulatory domain. Emphasis is on regulatory compliance (GMP, GLP, etc.), validation status, full traceability, precise sample identification and tracking, documented methodology, accountability and tamper proof information.
Laboratories are struggling to analyze hazards, determine and monitor critical control points, and establish corrective actions and verification procedures to ensure that standards are met and the system is functioning properly.
With the announcement of proposed rules under the FSMA, the burden of food safety testing and record keeping placed on smaller and medium size food companies and use of contract testing labs is growing tremendously. So how do these laboratories manage growing requests for testing, and increasing volumes of data and demand for records?
Here is where Laboratory Information Management Systems or LIMS play an important role, in helping labs manage the testing requests, handle all the data and records, be better prepared for audits, and comply with changing regulations.
Our LIMS provide labs with the opportunity to tailor their data management system to their needs without having to change their workflow, systems, personnel etc. It provides comprehensive information management capabilities to control and continuously monitor quality laboratory processes, and to ensure traceability and safety across the entire workflow. Due to its flexible architecture and bespoke configurability, our LIMS solution can adapt to changing business needs and laboratory practices without compromising existing functionality, workflows or supporting data.
It play a critical role in the workflow of food producers, ensuring that test data from all parts of the delivery chain are captured and analyzed to guarantee consumer safety. This process is fully automated, ensuring that the majority of sample results will be within acceptable limits, filtering and highlighting failures to initiate follow-up investigation. The LIMS workflow schedules analytical work-up for samples with positive results, addressing the need for rapid screening techniques to identify potential contaminants.
Food analysis techniques produce large quantities of different types of data. LIMS automatically gather, store, manage, and report on these data, including sample preparation data, standards, data for users, and management and reports.y
LIMS can identify each sample; uniquely generate labels, bar codes. Overall, the use of LIMS in the food safety workflow ensures that samples are handled correctly and processed within allowed time frames. LIMS can control the sample chain of custody, automate data collection from instruments and analyzers, manage data by exception, and facilitate certification.
Labsols LIMS is designed to manage and control the quality assurance process, organizing and storing analytical data and facilitating the conversion of data to information.
Globalization of the food supply chain is a driving factor behind the increasing number of food safety incidents. Producers and importers must perform precise, real-time product safety testing at all stages of production, processing, and distribution to ensure quality and compliance with food safety legislation. Each step in the food chain has its own challenges.
The food and beverage industry faces increasing regulatory scrutiny, pressures to control costs, and the challenge of maintaining quality throughout a global supply chain. Labsols LIMS understands the impact these issues have on Food & Beverage labs, and offers the LIMS as a solution to aid companies in the delivery and discovery of products, while complying with industry and regulations.
The Solution is customized to the exclusive business process activities of Packaged Food, Agricultural Produce, Animal Feeds, Sea Food, Raw Materials, Pulse, Grains, Alcoholic and Non Alcoholic Drinks, Food Supplements, Meat and Meat Products etc. Management of Analytical Testing on Physical, Chemical, Microbiological, PFA, Pesticide Residue and Toxic parameters can be configured and managed as per the laboratory resources.
Food analysis techniques produce large quantities of different types of data. LIMS automatically gather, store, manage, and report on these data, including sample preparation data, instrument-generated data, standards, reference data for users, and management and metrics reports.