Now available from Arrow Scientific , the PocketSwab ATP hygiene monitoring test is ideal for use in industries where rapid detection of possible food contamination is critical.
Used by food and beverage manufacturers, restaurants, hospitals, supermarkets, and other industries, the PocketSwab ATP test allows users to quickly determine the cleaning efficiency and hygienic status of food contact surfaces, ensure product quality, and reduce costs of cleaning.
The PocketSwab ATP hygiene monitoring test is simple to use meaning cleaning staff can use the food contamination detection device to verify the work just completed, with results being available in about 10 seconds.
ATP hygiene monitoring is an established rapid method of food contamination detection that gives instant results. The sample collection and testing devices are integrated all in one and are ready to use. When ATP comes into contact with the reagent in the PocketSwab testing swab, light is emitted in direct proportion to the amount of ATP present. The light is measured by an instrument called FireFly luminometer and is the only other equipment required.
The science behind ATP hygiene monitoring systems stems from the study of fireflies. In fireflies, two chemicals, luciferin and luciferase, combine with ATP in their cells to produce light.
ATP is the chemical that stores energy found in all plant, animal, yeast, bacterial, and mold cells. As ATP is present in all living cells, ATP hygiene monitoring systems detect the amount of organic matter that remains after cleaning. The amount and location of the ATP detected signals staff of areas that may need re-cleaning, and the possible need for improvement in the facility's cleaning protocols.
The PocketSwap ATP hygiene monitoring system provides accurate and traceable verification of the hygienic status of a surface, which is a key part of any hygiene program.