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01 Jul 2015
LIMS

Food and Beverage LIMS

It is a national priority to ensure the safety and quality of the food supply for our citizens. Implementing safe food and beverage practices also help to lessen the barriers for international trade. Various analytical laboratories continuously test raw materials and food products for different adulterants which includes chemical, microbiological, genetic and radiological etc.

The Food and Beverage industry also scrutinizes foods for their validity and to ensure that all required specifications have been met. Previously, food safety inspections heavily relied upon an organoleptic analysis, which is less effective than the rigorous sampling and evaluation of critical control points throughout the process.

In the past, food manufacturers and system regulators relied on random sampling and spot checks. This was reactive in response to outbursts or out of order product instead of a preventative practice and was much less efficient.

Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point

The United States government and the Department of Agriculture circulated the HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) for poultry and meat processing plants. The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) set up the HACCP in 1995 in the seafood industry.

A fundamental principle of HACCP is to ensure that food manufacturers have a rational, scientific system. This system was considered to provide absolute traceability from the manufacturer to the consumer.

The ability to maintain quality within the food and beverage industry is continuously under scrutiny as the pressure for additional regulations and controlled costs rise. This heavily affects the global food chain supply in the industry. The impact of these rising issues directly affects the Food and Beverage labs.

Scope of LIMS

There are many LIMS development companies that focus on developing modern Laboratory Information Management Systems for a variety of industries.

The LIMS software is highly configurable promoting instant operation options to fulfill the requirements of any laboratory. Many of these systems are web-based, without any client LIMS installation. These are also available as installed or hosted solution.

Food and Beverage Industries can control these systems to explore risks, evaluate and monitor vital control points and set up corrective actions and authentication procedures to ensure that standards meet and the systems function accurately.

E-Document Management System in LIMS

An HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) complaint system assists the Food and Beverage industry in scrutinizing their products and ensuring that they are not infected with food pathogens and chemicals. The flexible e-document management system offered by the companies gives easy access to standards and safety information easily and quickly.

Benefits of LIMS

There are many benefits to the LIMS to the Food and Beverage industry. The inventory management of the LIMS allows the users to locate various items and also tells how long it has been in that particular location.

The efficient system controls the stock and reagents, and also allocates automatic inventory replenishment alerts. The storage capacity can also stock up environmental needs for solutions, samples, reagents etc. to ensure they are in appropriate conditions.

LIMS for Project Management

The project management feature of the LIMS allows the project managers and system administrator to develop project rules across the workflows to standardize methods throughout the organization. There are various benefits to implementing LIMS for food and beverage industry because they promote safety, as well as encourage efficient management within the industry.

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