Understanding Food Laboratory Regulations – a Useful Guide

The food and beverage industry uses a wide range of natural products that vary in composition between batches and over time. Stringent quality control testing for both ingredients and final products is therefore essential to offset inherent differences in the ingredients and variations in production conditions, ensuring safe, high quality products.

The food and beverage sector is under ever-increasing scrutiny to ensure products are safe, correctly labeled and free from contaminants. Growing consumer awareness has driven new processing, packaging and labeling regulations, leading to a rise in demand for testing and traceability. This increased administrative burden has obliged producers to re-evaluate their workflows, ensuring that the right equipment and personnel are in place to streamline their processes and allow the company to meet future consumer and regulatory demands.

This guide aims to help you optimize and simplify your laboratory processes, as well as to choose the right laboratory measurement and weighing equipment to ensure an efficient, compliant workflow. It covers:

  • Performance verification and equipment qualification of laboratory instruments
  • Maintenance and calibration
  • Data integrity and traceability
  • User training