The requirements that Quality is called to satisfy in the food sector, fall particularly, in the category of primary needs. They are connected with the protection of essential needs, such as the safety, health and fundamental rights of people in general, and are also characterized by a strong social value. As such, they are protected by appropriate national and/or supra-national legislation. The Food & Beverage sector is characterized by a strong presence of regulations, standards, directives etc. to ensure food safety for the consumer.The quality of food products, as for other consumer goods, is the result of a combination of factors (e.g. hygiene and healthiness, organoleptic and nutritional characteristics, preservability, packaging, cultural and ethical-social factors). Each of these needs must be met by identifying the requirements that guarantee its satisfaction (mandatory regulatory or voluntary regulatory references) and verification and certification of the compliance with these requirements (conformity certification). Food safety is the basic requirement that must always be guaranteed.
For a company operating in this sector, equipping itself with an information system that simplifies and attests the work it carries out for the quality of its products has enormous added value. If we then enter the world of product and system certifications, Ayama further becomes a necessary tool for their achievement.
- Product quality: referring to particular qualitative characteristics that differentiate one product from another of the same category;
- System quality: generally referring to the capacity of the producer, the transformer, the distributor or the retailer to produce food with characteristics that satisfy, over time, the expectations of the customers.
Ayama for the Food & Beverage sector addresses the management problems typical of companies in the sector to meet specific needs, through the availability of quality control solutions (specialized LIMS solutions for the FOOD sector), quality assurance and activity management and research & development projects.
Ayama is adopted by leading companies in the sector (e.g. confectionery industries, pasta factories, dairies, delicatessens, coffee companies, etc.).Thanks to its modularity and ease of use, Ayama has proved to be an indispensable tool even for SMEs or small craftsmen who decide to have specific software to manage specific needs.