Dr. Simon Wood To Speak At Food Safety Conference


The Future of Food Safety Conference 2018, University of Salford, Manchester, UK, May 17, 2018


Dr. Simon Wood, Product Manager at Autoscribe Informatics, will be making a presentation entitled:Proving traceability and safety from farm gate to plate remains the highest priorityat The Future Of Food Safety Conference on May 17, 2018. The meeting provides the opportunity to discover the latest innovations in hygienic food storage and transportation, identify the strengths and weaknesses in your organization’s food safety strategy and learn how to check if your supply chain is delivering secure and sustainable products. 

With recent news stories about contamination there is now increased visibility of the need for tracking, traceability and quality control within food production and processing facilities. Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) such as Matrix Gemini can facilitate this process, while conforming to the industry’s strict guidelines and regulations. 

LIMS are used extensively in other regulated industries such as the pharmaceutical industry and Simon’s talk will explain how Matrix Gemini provides the data integrity and audit trails required. This approach can easily be applied in the food, dairy, beverage and brewing industries to maintain quality standards and safety guidelines while maintaining cost efficiencies.         

In particular, Matrix Gemini provides an ideal framework to allow the rigorous requirements of these industries to be implemented. Benefits include:

  • Maintaining a clear, audit-trailed, searchable record of all samples and test results and reports issued. 
  • Ensuring that approved testing protocols are followed for different products/programs 
  • Capturing the necessary QA information needed to investigate deviations and out of specification (OOS) results
  • Maintaining records of technician’s competencies for the tasks assigned 
  • Providing a clear record and assignment system for Corrective and Preventive Actions 
  • Enabling management to make informed decisions regarding results of concern and to document the data behind each decision for regulators 

Simon will be delivering his presentation at 11 AM on Thursday 17th May.