Food & Beverage Lab Design

To succeed in a competitive marketplace, manufacturers must develop food and drink products that are delicious and wholesome. Unwanted contamination can negatively impact taste or, worse, lead to recalls that hurt your bottom line and damage your brand.

Ensure food and beverage products from your processing lines are safe to consume with support from Lab Furniture and Fume Hoods, the premier provider of turnkey laboratory solutions. From design to installation, we can develop a custom food lab that helps you research, train, test, and innovate.

What is a Food & Beverage Lab?

Food laboratories are sanitized environments with state-of-the-art tools for sample preparation, physical, chemical, and biological analyses, and data management. Tests performed in these facilities include checks for Salmonella, E.coli, and other harmful bacteria or the existence of foreign matter. They can also confirm that products are wholesome and verify textures, tastes, and colors.

Food labs can be utilized throughout the food and beverage product realization process.

  • Design and Development
  • Quality Control
  • Production
  • Regulatory Compliance Verification

What is the importance of a Food & Beverage Lab?

Food and beverage poisoning can impact people in various ways, from stomach upset and allergic reactions to severe illness and death. Pathogenic bacteria, heavy metals, and chemicals are common contamination root causes, which can happen during:

  • Preparation
  • Manufacturing
  • Packaging

Another foodborne illness source is cross-contamination. It occurs when processing equipment isn’t thoroughly sanitized between production runs or at intervals specified by industry standards or regulatory requirements.

Food and beverage safety isn’t just a public health issue, however. Contaminated products that reach store shelves or restaurant kitchens can have wide-ranging business effects. Manufacturers are tasked with notifying regulatory bodies, supply chain partners, and consumers. They must also retrieve impacted products, destroy existing inventories, and identify the root cause. The entire process can drain resources and cash.

Integrating a high-quality testing laboratory into your food and beverage product production process is incredibly beneficial. It can save you a lot of trouble over the long haul.

Your Food Planning & Lab Design Partner

When it comes to food and beverage safety, there’s no such thing as an off-the-shelf solution. Every facility is unique, which is why Lab Furniture and Fume Hoods specializes in developing food lab solutions tailored to client specifications.

We’re with you the whole way, from design to installation. The process begins by sitting down with your team and learning about your process, goals, and concerns. From there, our experts come up with a plan.

Once the custom food lab is approved, manufacturing and sourcing kicks off. All equipment we provide undergoes rigorous quality checks to ensure they meet all applicable client specifications, industry standards, and regulatory standards. Our team can ship and install nationwide.

Experienced Food Lab Designer

Clients across all food and beverage sectors trust us to develop custom food labs for their facilities. Common uses include:

  • Analytical Chemistry Testing
  • Food Microbiology Testing
  • Food Nutrition Analysis
  • Food Allergen Testing
  • Sensory Testing

Lab Furniture and Fume Hoods carefully analyzes all health and biosafety hazards when designing food labs.

Considerations include the suitability and sustainability of lab furnishings, the need for separate storage areas, and the division of lab space between clean and live culture areas.

Materials Make The Difference 

In food and beverage applications, the surfaces that contact process media can impact its taste and wholesomeness. Subpar materials might be cheaper but will likely degrade or harbor bacteria.

Lab Furniture and Fume utilizes furniture made of materials that are easy to sanitize, durable, and naturally resist bacteria.

  • Chemical Fume Hoods
  • Modular Laboratory Steel Furniture
  • Flexible Laboratory Systems
  • Wood Casework
  • Laboratory Countertops
  • Accessories And Lab Equipment

For us, customer satisfaction is paramount. All our products are backed with a five-year warranty.

Let’s Get Started 

Lab Furniture and Fume Hoods understands the food and beverage industry’s unique challenges. Boost the quality of your products and the awareness of your company with a custom-designed food & beverage lab.

Contact us for more information about our food & beverage lab design services.