“Track and trace” in the smoking laboratory
“Track and Trace” is one of the major requirements regarding “Good Laboratory Practice”. During the whole production process, from incoming goods up to the packed product, cigarettes are well tracked. But in the smoking laboratory this becomes more problematic. The products have to be linked carefully to complex smoking plans including multiple machines and different parameter sets. And finally the products are converted physically into loaded smoke traps continuing their way to the chemical analysis.
Along the way there are plenty of possibilities to mix up samples or data or to lose the link between the traps and the primary product.
This poster describes a technical solution of consistent tracking during the whole procedure to avoid errors and to gain information about the current status of the product during the whole process, which is an important topic for a simplified laboratory accreditation. It also simplifies the laboratory process and offers not only the possibility for higher efficiency but also for greater process automation.