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Food and Beverage Quality Management

If you work in food and beverage manufacturing, you know just how critical it is to overcome the various quality management challenges facing such facilities to ensure consistent, high-end products. Fortunately, zenon can help. This powerful software platform makes quality management simple with comprehensive production controls and analysis throughout batch production. 

The importance of food & beverage quality management

As with every product meant for consumption, quality management in food and beverage production is a key component of the health and safety of your customers. It's also an imperative part of meeting various regulations and protecting your brand's reputation. Quality control aims to identify defects in a product and rectify any problems, but not all quality control systems are created equal. Using connected, automated systems like zenon can offer a range of benefits, including added visibility, early detection and audit trails.

 

zenon can:

  • Help you protect your customers and your product.
  • Reduce costs arising from errors or product variation.
  • Improve your food or beverage plant's efficiency.

 

Food & beverage quality regulations

When producing foods and beverages, there are many different standards you have to meet, and zenon is a great resource for accurate preparation for the following regulations:

 

  • The Safe Quality Food (SQF) program
  • The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 22000
  • Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)
  • The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

 

These regulations address various points of safety and quality, from accepting ingredients to shipping out the finished products. They cover factors like contamination testing, personnel training and detection practices. zenon is built to support adherence to these standards, offering robust monitoring capabilities, auditing, standards-based data collection and strong reporting functionality.

How zenon helps improve quality management

zenon is a robust food and beverage plant quality management system that adds digital innovation into food and beverage production, a critical component of modern facilities. From smart sensors and connected equipment to advanced visualization, analytics and digital controls, zenon provides everything you need for regulatory compliance and strong quality assurance practices.

 

Some of zenon's food and beverage quality management features include:

 

  • A centralized hub for quality managers.
  • Integration with over 300 different drivers and gateways.
  • Early variation detection and alarms for fast, efficient corrections.
  • Chronological event lists and audit trails.
  • Standards-based data collection.
  • Comprehensive analytics and reporting.

 

With zenon, your beverage and food plant quality management solution is tailored to the unique landscape of your production process. It can delivers reports based on the custom key performance indicators (KPIs) that are most important to you and provides sophisticated fault analysis. This analysis is essential to understanding the previous actions that took place as a defective product was created. zenon records a detailed process flow and all parameters before archiving them. The integrated Process Recorder can even play a process back like a media player.

 

zenon can also creates ready-made reports, such as those for Statistical Process Control (SPC) and alarm evaluations. Finally, it offers extensive integration with systems like lab management software to deliver detailed process documentation and form the basis of complete quality management. With easy cause identification, you can execute quick corrective action and facilitate a more efficient, effective manufacturing practice.

 

Working with COPA-DATA and zenon

When you partner with COPA-DATA, you're working with pioneers in digital transformation and automation. We've been helping food and beverage producers bring their quality control systems to the 21st century through efficient and effective food and beverage plant quality management systems since 1987. zenon can add new capabilities to your existing setup, and our knowledgeable representatives are happy to talk it over with you. Reach out to us to learn more about zenon.

 

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