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Surface Hygiene Monitoring System

Surface Hygiene Monitoring SystemSee Clean with Confidence

Surface Hygiene Monitoring System is extremely useful and important for various sectors such as food production, the pharmaceutical industry, the beverage industry and the fast food sector. With a single-use swab for sampling a surface. When the test is activated, the chemical reacts with the sample collected on the cotton swab, producing light.  The amount of light produced is proportional to the degree of potential contamination.

Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) meter is required to perform the light measurement, the results are displayed in relative light units (RLU). The higher the RLU number, the more contaminated the sample.

See beyond the surface

Food and beverage industry goal is to deliver a safe, high quality product. In a marketplace where food-borne illness can make or break your reputation, cleaning and sanitation are critical to protect your business.

But you can’t always see every health hazard. To verify cleanliness, you need more than an assessment with the naked eye. Microbiological tests are an option but require waiting 18 hours or more for lab results. You need a reliable, complete system to help you manage your hygiene monitoring process without the wait and can make critical decision about your facility hygiene quickly in confidence!

Furthermore, hygiene control is not only useful for preventing infection or contamination, but also has an economic importance, as it serves to prevent damage to work equipment and machinery.

What kind of controls?
  • Cleaning control
  • Hygiene control
  • Determination and verification of cross-contamination

Bioluminescence is a technology based on the detection of ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate), an energetic molecule of all living organisms, it is a natural phenomenon found in many algae and aquatic bacteria, as well as in the light produced by fireflies, where this technology has developed.
Fireflies have an enzyme called Luciferin-Luciferase that, in combination with ATP, produces light.

Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is a compound present in all living things, animals and plants, including many foods and food waste products, bacteria, fungi and other micro-organisms. The amount of ATP can be used as an indicator of the amount of such substances on surfaces that come into contact with food, providing a measure of their cleanliness and the efficiency of cleaning, sanitising and disinfection processes.

Microbes and product residue contain Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP), an indicator of biological residues that can be easily detected to measure cleanliness quickly. ATP testing meets all criteria for your peace of mind
Decomposition of ATP Derivates

Surface hygiene monitoring is essential for ensuring cleanliness and safety in various environments. A key aspect of this monitoring involves the detection of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), a molecule indicative of organic residue. However, ATP’s reliability as a sole indicator is compromised by its susceptibility to degradation into adenosine diphosphate (ADP) and adenosine monophosphate (AMP) under biological metabolism or environmental stressors such as elevated temperature and pH fluctuations.

To address this, advanced techniques such as the A3 Assay have been developed, enabling simultaneous detection of ATP, ADP, and AMP. This comprehensive approach, supported by enzymatic processes like Luciferase and the innovative capabilities of devices like the A3 meter, ensures a more accurate assessment of surface cleanliness by accounting for the dynamic interplay between ATP and its degradation products.

Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) detection with the UXL 100 Surfaces

The easy-to-use handheld device and three step process make testing simple.

  • Fast and reliable results in seconds.
  • Get results in 3 easy steps:
    1. Swab the surface
    2. Place the swab in a Surface Hygiene Monitoring Luminometer for analysis
    3. Interpret the results.
  • System with the high degree of repeatability and consistency. Lower coefficient of variation.
  • Flexible swab design helps you sample difficult areas.

The rapid hygiene monitoring offers a number of important advantages over other validation methods.

  • Proactive monitoring in real-time
  • Reliability
  • Direct and indirect risk assessment
  • Easy to use
  • Easy to interpret
  • Enables the development of a corrective action procedure
  • Continuous improvement programmes
  • Data management and trend analysis
  • Does not require laboratory equipment
  • Clean trace system for hygiene management

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