Food & Beverage

HORIZON LIMS for Food & Beverage

Food and beverage testing is often global in scope, not just domestic. Food supply necessitates a need for routine inspections and the application of quality control and safety protocols not only on a local level but also under national and international regulations. Food and beverage manufacturers and processors must meet all state and national regulations as well as those specified by business partners and wholesalers. To be sustainable, food and beverage suppliers must offer consistent, unadulterated, and safe products to consumers through distribution channels. A laboratory information management system (LIMS) helps facilitate the required compliance by automating much of the testing process and makes the results easy to distribute as needed.

A LIMS provides a fully auditable system to ensure complete regulatory compliance, tracing samples from selection through analytical processing to final disposal. A LIMS also greatly increases the laboratory’s efficiency by automating many processes from sample login, instrument data uploads and final reporting to streamline workflow. Further complimenting processes, a client web portal allows clients to view what samples are being analyzed, final results and reports and access invoices online. 

Laboratories operating with the food and beverage industry must operate under a scope of accreditation, often ISO/IEC 17025. Under ISO 17025, a QMS (Quality Management System) is established to help ensure consistent, reproducible, valid results are produced by the laboratory. A LIMS helps meet these regulatory requirements. 

Whether to complying with FSMA, GMP, HACCP or 21 CFR Part 11, or other international standards, a LIMS assists laboratories to best enforce quality lab practices, follow SOPs, document CAPA and minimize errors.

With over three decades of LIMS experience, HORIZON has the tools to best assist your laboratory to increase efficiencies while simultaneously applying and ensuring quality control. Whether a government laboratory, large chain commercial or upstart, HORIZON offers a top-tier LIMS that fits your needs. HORIZON is not just a LIMS; it is a LIMS for life.