Arrow Scientific are pleased to offer their chemical industries customers Solar-Cult Enviro Swabs, special sponges designed for environmental surface sampling of animal carcasses, equipment, work areas, and any other place where testing for Listeria, Salmonella, E.coli and other food-borne pathogens is required.
Free from bactericides, these special cellulose surface sampling sponges were were tested to be the best sampling material available in terms of non-inhibitory effects on food-borne pathogens. To ensure continuation of this property, each lot of Solar-Cult Enviro Swab undergoes rigorous quality control procedures to test that they conform.
Measuring approximately 3.8cm x 7.6cm x 1.6cm thick when wet, these cellulose surface sampling swabs are sterilised inside a plastic bag and should be handled with sterile gloves to help prevent contaminants from being introduced to the sponge.
After the sample has been collected and the cellulose surface sampling sponge is returned to the bag, media may be added. It can then be incubated inside the bag for a +/- test, or directly pipetted and plated out on say a 3M Petrifilm ready to use microbiological media plate.