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How does a food and beverage laboratory LIMS handle incident management and corrective action?

Quality and safety are ideally major priorities for any food and beverage manufacturer. However, despite every best effort to maintain such safety and quality, incidents and near-misses can and do happen from time to time. This requires the manufacturer to quickly be able to not only identify the incident or near-miss,…
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How LIMS Enhances ISO/IEC 17025 Compliance

In laboratory management, implementing a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) has emerged as a pivotal tool for ensuring quality, efficiency, and compliance. Particularly in the context of ISO/IEC 17025, the international standard for testing and calibration laboratories, LIMS plays a crucial role in streamlining processes, maintaining data integrity, and ultimately…
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Leveraging a Sandbox LIMS for ISO 17025 Compliance

In laboratory management, ensuring compliance with stringent regulatory standards like ISO 17025 is paramount. Laboratories often turn to Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) to streamline operations and meet these requirements. However, assessing the suitability of a LIMS for ISO 17025 compliance requires meticulous testing and validation, which is where a…
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How does a LIMS help a food and beverage business improve HACCP compliance?

As national and international demand for safer, higher-quality foods and beverages increases, modern food and beverage businesses are finding themselves more inclined to adopt (or pressured to adopt, due to regulations) good industry practices and strong cultures of food safety. Part of that equation involves the hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) principles,…
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What are the key elements of a LIMS for Materials Testing?

Base LIMS requirements for materials testing labs Materials testing inherently has multiple complexities that can challenge the laboratory and its efficient operation. Carbons, plastics, polymers, rubbers, foams, composites, metals, ceramics, wood, textiles, electronics, coatings, and more may be researched, analyzed, and/or manufactured in the materials testing world, in turn requiring…
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What standards & regulations affect a materials testing lab?

Materials testing to a standard test method A standard test method is a result-yielding analytical procedure that is “definite, unambiguous, and experimentally viable, as well as being reproducibly effective,” typically developed by a collection of experts in the field of measurement being analyzed.[1] Standard-based methods developed from the input of…
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What is the importance of a material testing lab to society?

Materials and materials testing Before we can answer why a materials testing laboratory is vital to society, we must ask what a material is and what testing looks like. The definition of “material” has varied significantly over the years, depending on the course of study, laboratory, author, etc. A 1974…
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What Role Does a LIMS Play in ISO 17025 Accreditation & Compliance?

At its core, ISO 17025 (ISO/IEC 17025) is all about being a registered, genuine laboratory using valid test methods that produce verifiable, accurate results and the organization and documentation of all of it. It is the general laboratory equivalent of the medical laboratory standard ISO 15189. The latest iteration, ISO/IEC…
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What types of lab testing are affected by ISO/IEC 17025?

Testing in ISO/IEC 17025 laboratories The scope section of ISO/IEC 17025 indicates that the standard “is applicable to all organizations performing laboratory activities, regardless of the number of personnel.”[1] Further, in its terms and definitions section, the standard states that a laboratory—for the purposes of the document—is a “body that performs…
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What standards & regulations affect a manufacturing-related lab?

By incorporating ISO 9001, ISO 17025, and FDA regulations into their operational frameworks, manufacturing-related laboratories elevate their practices to the highest quality, precision, and integrity standards. As these standards evolve, laboratories must remain vigilant, adapting and integrating new protocols to stay at the forefront of quality and compliance. Laboratories embracing…
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