The Food and Beverage testing labs measure contaminants in samples derived from production lines. The sample and contaminant measurements taken at critical junctures in the production line are crucial for quality assurance. The measured values determine if the producers or manufacturers, right from food to beverages—both alcoholic and non-alcoholic (such as wine, beer etc.)—meet the quality standards laid down by the FDA or in-house production. For example, wine testing labs receive hourly test orders that directly impact the subsequent fermentation procedures.
Analyzing contaminants by pathogens and chemicals, or identifying hazards in the production line can help manufacturers take corrective actions on time and reduce production losses. Furthermore, minimizing the time interval between a testing procedure and its report delivery, can make the production schedule more efficient. A LIMS is therefore, crucial for establishing and maintaining the test schedules during production.
CloudLIMS's Food and Beverage LIMS helps automate your laboratory's quality control processes by managing analytical workloads through registration of tests, assigning test in-charges and recording the principal measurements from tests. Customized labels with barcodes can be printed for sample containers that are registered for analytical testing. The software is based on a flexible data model that allows separation of test categories based on the measured analytes. The software allows you to configure and store the laboratory information you need, manage chain of custody and generate reports in the shortest time. Built on a cloud platform, CloudLIMS can be accessed anytime, anywhere and is quick to deploy.
CloudLIMS customers have realized benefits in the following ways:
1. Automated workflows to manage regular and frequent work orders
2. Flexible data model to configure and accommodate specific requirements
3. Custom test report generation module
4. Real-time access to lab work status
5. Reduced costs and improved efficiency in managing accounts
|Key challenges?||See how CloudLIMS's food & beverage LIMS benefits you!|
|Register incoming samples||Log incoming samples and avoid data redundancy|
|Manual data entry in spreadsheets and lab notebooks making data retrieval difficult||Import legacy data saved in spreadsheets by uploading .csv and .xls files. Easily retrieve data using advanced search filters|
|Chain of custody||Record and track sample custodian information right from sample accessioning through processing and disposal|
|Track the usage of samples||Automatically track the sample associated activities, the quantity of sample received, used and disposed using the Trace Log|
|Create a customized reporting template||Create customized reporting templates based on your requirements and publish professional reports with signature and a company logo|
|Administration||Run efficient administrative controls over Users and their functions. You can handle large number of scientific and non-scientific users, administrators and functional divisions. Maintain audit and accreditation requirements as per ISO standards|
|Keep IT personnel and infrastructure costs to the minimum||The cost-effective cloud based SaaS and pay-as-you-go (PAYG) model allows small & medium organizations and laboratories run their operations professionally without jeopardizing their finite budgets on investment in IT resources
|Securely access and share data with collaborators||Hosted on AICPA developed, SOC compliant world class infrastructure along with multi-layered application level security, CloudLIMS offers client & collaborator data transmission over the cloud using 256-bit encryption in a secure and reliable environment|
|API||Enable our API to interface with third party portals like producer's process ordering systems, accounting software and any regulatory compliance portals. Interface with instruments like GC/MS, LC/MS, FTIR, NMR, SEM/EDS spectrophotometers, titrators and turbidimeters|
|Keeping up with new requirements for sample management and future lab needs||Completely configurable and scalable LIMS solution|
|Follow regulatory guidelines||Follows ISO 9001: 2015, HIPAA and FDA's 21 CFR Part 11 guidelines to assure regulatory compliance|
Easily record data related to samples received from clients. Samples can be registered with their initial quantity and tracked for usage throughout the testing workflow. The usage values are updated with regulatory compliance agencies via API integration.
Chain of Custody
Maintain custodian information for all activities such as sample collection, transportation, transfers, analysis and final disposition. Using the test module, you can transfer a test to multiple technicians as per the testing responsibilities assigned per analyte. The product adapts to established laboratory workflows, maintaining turnaround schedules.
Design, record, track and generate reports for quantitative tests measuring analytes.
Lab Inventory Management
Manage your lab inventory data for vital supplies, reagents and consumables along with vendor details. Schedule timely re-orders upon stock depletion.
Data Security and Compliance
Based on user group and user role, restrict unauthorized access to sensitive data and follow regulatory guidelines for HIPAA, ISO 17025, and FDA's 21 CFR Part 11.
Data Retrieval & Traceability
Quickly retrieve data by building ad-hoc queries across transactional and archived information using multiple search filters.
Generate intuitive and meaningful reports. Authenticate test reports with electronic signatures. Publish your company logo for professional reporting services.
Keep track of all user activities performed in your lab with a comprehensive audit trail.