Food and Beverage

Food and Beverage Industries

In the age of transparency, consumers are more informed than ever about the food they eat and who manufactures and supplies it. The increasingly complex, global food supply chain further complicates food and beverage manufacturing, presenting potential risks.

That’s why the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) developed the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Implementing FSMA requires a solution such as the MasterControl Product Lifecycle Excellence Platform™ that automates quality and manufacturing processes to ensure compliance.

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How Can Food and Beverage Companies Become More Efficient?

Compliance by itself is important, but MasterControl helps you turn compliance into a competitive advantage. Food and beverage companies can use MasterControl to become more efficient by:

  • Search and Retrieval

    Quality management frequently revolves around documentation. However, searching and retrieving what you need from a manual or hybrid system is difficult. With MasterControl you can search and retrieve any document from a centralized cloud-based system immediately.

  • Process Efficiency

    Trying to manually track and perform training, audits, deviations, corrective and preventive action (CAPA) or other quality processes takes time and is prone to error. Automating these processes is considerably faster and greatly reduces human error.

  • Process Speed

    Trying to manually track and perform training, audits, deviations, corrective and preventive action (CAPA) or other quality processes takes time and is prone to error. Automating these processes is considerably faster and greatly reduces human error.

  • Improved Turnaround

    Food and beverage companies lose time and money while trying to implement changes. Manual approval processes take weeks when they could take minutes. Automated routing, approval and implementation cut the costs of implementing change.

MasterControl Offers Three Key Advantages


Mobile Access

MasterControl allows users to access information and perform tasks using a tablet or a smartphone. Mobile access offers greater flexibility for users and helps boost overall efficiency and productivity.


Cloud Solutions

Cloud technologies are a necessity for medical device companies. Those without access to its speed and adaptability will struggle to maintain a competitive edge. MasterControl isn't just a cloud-based solution. It's dedicated teams and specialized tools ready to make your implementation simple and your experience seamless.


Flexible and Effective Framework

MasterControl provides an effective framework for a company's quality management system (QMS) by automating all documents- and forms-based processes, connecting all quality processes, and providing a web-based, centralized location for all documents and data.

Solutions for the Food and Beverage Industry

Development Excellence

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Embed quality into product development from day one with MasterControl Development Excellence™ for proper documentation and data flows throughout the product life cycle.

Quality Excellence

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Following good manufacturing practices (GMPs) for food can be the difference between life and death. Ensure safe and high-quality foods and beverages with MasterControl Quality Excellence™. Connect document control, change control, training management, audits, corrective and preventive action (CAPA), deviations and other quality processes on the same solution. 

Supplier Excellence

Audit for Compliant solutions

FSMA is based on the increasingly complex, global food supply chain. Ensuring safety through the supply chain is paramount to preventing foodborne illnesses. MasterControl Supplier Excellence™ connects food and beverage companies with their suppliers to improve quality and safety.

Manufacturing Excellence

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Food and beverage manufacturers frequently still rely on paper or manual processes for their production records. MasterControl Manufacturing Excellence™ eliminates paper and connects your manufacturing system directly to line workers. It digitizes and automates processes to reduce cycle times and release delays.

Postmarket Excellence

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Manage customer complaints with effective postmarket surveillance. MasterControl Postmarket Excellence™ provides digital customer complaint management that interfaces with your CAPA processes. This guarantees that potential safety or quality problems are addressed and managed.

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Ensuring Compliance With Federal Regulations

Complying with FSMA takes effort and can be expensive, but not complying is a much larger drain on resources. Recalls for food and beverage companies can potentially cost billions of dollars. MasterControl provides the tools you need to maintain quality and compliance. In the event of a recall, digital solutions speed up the process, saving food and beverage companies time and money. 

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Connecting Quality Throughout the Supply Chain

Most food and beverage companies rely on high quality suppliers to help them deliver their products. Legislation also includes additional requirements for documenting and verifying supplier safety and regulatory bodies requires you to document the basis behind your supplier trust. To this end, MasterControl streamlines supplier management to ensure quality and compliance requirements are consistently fulfilled throughout the supply chain along the product lifecycle. It integrates supplier quality management (SQM) and approved vendor lists (AVL) management while automating document control and change control processes like supplier corrective action requests (SCARs) and supplier approval status.

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