LIMS for Food & Beverage Analysis Labs

Food or Consumer Products Testing

Improving Efficiency and Compliance in the Food Supply Chain

QBench LIMS for Food & Beverage, and Consumer Products Labs

QBench is applicable in many food or consumer products testing laboratory environments. The configurable nature of QBench helps in collecting metadata from samples. Users can also configure QBench based on testing requirements for varying sample types. Data per sample can even include label claims or other testing specifications. QBench can track sample types such as food, supplements, beverages, produce, packaged food, feed, and more. Sample accessioning (ID generation) in QBench prevents costly mix-ups when performing testing. QBench users can identify samples and print bar-codes for easy sample retrieval. Samples in QBench can also integrate with state track-and-trace systems for streamlined reporting.

QBench LIMS Helps Food & Beverage and Consumer Products Labs Improve Workflow

Food testing laboratories across several disciplines use QBench and its powerful features. Labs may be performing microbiological analyses, PCR testing, analytical chemistry, etc. and may have different needs when dealing data and the volume of data. Whether the testing data informs third party food processors/manufacturers, is being performed as internal quality control testing (QC), or even if the testing data will be used for R&D, QBench has the functionality to make the standard lab workflow more efficient. Labs can log internal and external samples (even from an ERP system), assign the required analyses, track testing progress, manage and enter data, and send results to customers. Technicians can track their work and managers can set up a personalized high-level view to keep track of laboratory workflow. Customers can access their results and track testing progress using the QBench customer portal.

QBench LIMS Integrates with your Lab's Instrumentation

QBench also supports instrument integration -- both analytical and liquid handling. QBench supports analytical instrumentation for synchronization of hundreds of data points. QBench also supports liquid handling equipment for facilitation of plate map tracking. The QBench team approaches every customer with dedicated attention ensuring successful instrument implementation.

Most labs in the food industry must be ISO 17025 accredited. QBench meets the requirements set forth in the new standard (ISO 17025:2017), which now includes a section specifically relating to LIMS requirements.

Key Points

  • Capable of handling many different samples types, including food stuffs, feed, pallets, powders, beverages, supplements, oils, etc.
  • QBench doesn’t just help with efficiency but also meets the stringent requirements of the Food industry
  • Flexible and can accommodate many scientific disciplines, including but not limited to analytical chemistry, microbiology, molecular testing, physical testing, microscopy, etc.
  • ISO 17025 compatible
  • Effective for both internal QC testing labs or third-party testing labs
  • Capable of communicating with existing systems such as ERP or accounting systems