After high-profile food scares, European consumers demand higher food standards. Many software suppliers, especially in ERP, do not support users' requirements for traceability. Some European Collaborative Production Management (CPM) suppliers are tackling this issue by offering integrated Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) and CPM systems. Food & beverage manufacturers are not just implementing traceability as an "insurance policy" against product failure, but are finding that such Enterprise Quality Management (EQM) systems offer rapid payback.