Food and Beverage LIMS


Proving traceability and safety from farm gate to plate remains the highest priority.

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. With recent news stories about contamination there is now increased visibility of the need for tracking, traceability and quality control which all must comply within strict guidelines and regulations.

Tracking Food and Beverage across a Global Supply Chain

Food, dairy, beverage and brewing companies operate global supply chains of ingredients. But with global resources suffering from economic and environmental impacts there has never a greater need for quality control and traceability. Relying on a Food LIMS to manage samples can help laboratories remain compliant, with efficient and traceable testing processes.

In-house or contract food and beverage testing laboratories in these industries must adhere to compliance guidelines, improve efficiency and maintain profitability. They also need to manage critical production control points, requiring effective planning and scheduling of tests.

"Autoscribe Informatics’ LIMS is designed to assist in the control and monitoring of manufacturing processes."


Traceability Provides Quality Assurance

Given this, like many other manufacturing markets, food, dairy, beverage and brewery companies have come to understand the need for controlling the production, shipping and storage process of raw ingredients and product. Laboratories now rely on a Laboratory Information Management Solution (LIMS) to manage the data, while providing full integrity and traceability of production data for anything that may end up in the consumer food market.

The Sample Management functionality of the LIMS software allows individual samples to be registered and tracked through the laboratory with ease, to indicate immediately which batches fall short of the desired standard. Laboratories can validate and approve results and, using the Quality Management module, automatically kick off preventative or corrective actions (CAPA) to halt or change the production process.

Autoscribe Informatics’ LIMS for food and beverage testing is designed to assist in the control and monitoring of manufacturing processes, ensuring traceability and safety while helping to control and manage costs. LIMS are a critical component for any food, dairy, beverage and brewing manufacturer's quality management system, ensuring compliance with strict food industry standards and regulations.

Reporting and even invoicing can be handled by our LIMS for food and beverage laboratories, whether an internal laboratory or a contract lab. Autoscribe Informatics realizes that these industries rely heavily on Contract Laboratories therefore more details on how our solution operates within Contract Laboratories can be found here.)

Food Safety LIMS

A recent focus on food safety has led food Companies to adopt HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) programs and Current Good Manufacturing Practice requirements (CGMPs) to strictly monitor the environments in which food is processed. HACCP programs are common across the world, originally developed in the 1960s by NASA and championed by the Food Standards Agency in the UK, the US Food and Drug Administration and the Australian Institute of Food Safety amongst other international institutions, governments and trading blocs. HACCP principles require monitoring procedures to be established and upheld to ensure that control over food safety is not lost.

Matrix Gemini Environmental Monitoring provides a solid framework to document how food production processes are monitored. Part of the overall LIMS solution it provides an early warning of infection problems, even before they become violations, preventing them from getting to the point at which there is a concern about the safety of the food. In industries where contamination can spread quickly and must be proactively avoided each day such as dairies, meat plants and raw produce handling facilities, an early warning can play a significant role in catching and containing contamination before it spreads.

Discover more about Food Safety through Food Sanitation Monitoring.

Beverage and ​Brewery LIMS

Craft breweries are driving the brewery industry to innovate and improve the quality of their product. discover how a Brewery LIMS can provide the framework to drive quality improvement and help make the product more consistent. This article provides more detail.

Article - Brewery LIMS Provides Repeatable Quality and Compliance in a Maturing Industry

Next Steps

For more information see our Food and Beverage LIMS Brochure.

Case Study

Examples of our LIMS solutions being used in the Food and Beverage Industry:

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