Laboratories are utilizing automation that will provide multiple benefits such as the delivery of high-quality data and the ability to take on additional workloads without increasing staffing levels.
Most food manufacturers need outside laboratory support at some time or another; the laboratory should be subjected to the same rigor that one would apply to selecting any vendor.
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Outsourcing is not for everyone, and many companies operate highly efficient internal laboratories.
At present, there is no oversight of food laboratories. We do not know the total number of food laboratories, whether the people performing the testing were trained adequately or what type of quality control processes, if any, are employed. Is proficiency testing the answer?
Waters has introduced the NuGenesis Lab Management System, a comprehensive data management and workflow solution that supports the entire product lifecycle, from research through manufacturing.
Quality management works on the organizational level to implement an overall quality policy.
As a third-party validation of an individual’s knowledge and/or competency, certification is attractive to employers since it can be used during audits and inspections to attest the abilities of their staff.
Microbiology testing practices at food plants around the world vary extensively, with food shipments across borders growing very rapidly.
Outsourcing business functions, specifically laboratory testing may increase efficiency and cut costs with proper planning, careful contracting and ongoing oversight.
Alliant’s partnership with Bio-Rad Laboratories continues to reap enormous benefits.
Process control strategies have come a long way but need to be adopted by all members of the supply chain to be truly effective.
Swift & Co., one of the nation’s largest pork processors, places great emphasis on its responsibility to provide safe and wholesome products to its customers.
Tips for laboratories that need to defend their analytical results to their clients are presented.
An accurate thermometer in the hands of a trained food safety professional can mean the difference between health and illness for your customers.
While sampling and testing for adulterants can fulfill significant objectives in a food safety program, the implications are profound and often painful if not done properly.
Operating a laboratory and outsourcing analyses are expensive propositions, but they are critically necessary to providing safe foods that consistently meet expectations.