Hygiene Monitoring: Rapid and Traditional Methods

A comprehensive range of methods for monitoring surface, personnel and process water

When it comes to hygiene monitoring, we provide a diverse range of rapid test solutions that help you easily verify effectiveness of your sanitation program and reduce the risk of contamination in products and processes all throughout your production environment. Whether you need to routinely monitor conventional surfaces, limited access areas, or even process liquids, we can help.

 

Traditional and rapid methods

Traditional Methods
Product Target(s) How to measure Instrumentation required? Time to result (TTR) Storage & shelf life
Dip & swab tester*Dip & swab tester Total viable count, coliforms, yeast and molds Counting of the microbial colonies after incubation No, except from incubator 24–72h 12–15 months at room temp.
Envirocheck dip slides*Envirocheck dip slides Total count, enterobacterium,
E. coli, coliforms, yeast and molds
Counting of the microbial colonies after incubation No, except from incubator 24h to 7 days 6–8 months at temp.
< 15°C
Rapid Methods
Product Target(s) How to measure Instrumentation required? Time to result (TTR) Storage & shelf life
MVP ICON system*
MVP ICON system
ATP, conductivity & concentration, pH, temperature ATP swabs read in luminometer; other parameters via optional probe Yes 18 sec   12 months at room temp.
FLASH colorimetric assay*
FLASH colorimetric assay
Total protein including allergens Protein swab colorimetric assay (presence/absence) Not for room temp protocol; digital dry bath heater required for high sensitivity protocol 10±4 min 15 months at room temp.
HY-RiSE colorimetric assay*HY-RiSE colorimetric assay NAD/NADH and their phosphates Colorimetric assay using test strips and 3 reagents (wetting, substrate, enzyme) No 4 – 5 min 12 weeks at
20–25 °C;
6 months at 2–8 °C

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