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Surface Protein Residue Test
Food production surfaces are often contaminated with protein especially those associated with meat processing. Biocontrol Indonesia introduces FLASH protein residue test kits to measure your cleaning effectiveness. This kit swabs the food preparation surfaces and detect if they have been effectively removed by the cleaning procedure. This test takes less than five seconds and thus allow corrective action to be taken if the cleaning is not effective. The colorimetric assay provides a distinct color change from yellow to blue to indicate the presence of protein and is independent of operator interpretation. FLASH requires no instrumentation and can be used by anyone without any training.
Surface Hygiene Test, Biocontrol Lightning MVP ICON Luminometer
Biocontrol Indonesia introduces a new remodelled and more powerful instrument for measuring surface hygiene called the MVP ICON. This is a next generation model designed with better sensitivity combined with a user friendly powerful program with management capabilities for you to manage your HACCP, ISO audits and to track the cleanliness of your production facilities. For convenience parameters usually encountered in your HACCP program like temperature, pH, conductivity and sanitizer concentration are included in the instrument allowing you to trend and track all of these parameters. This allow you the freedom from carrying multiple instruments to the processing plant. A clean production plant is the first prerequisite for manufacturing of safe food. Testing with ATP luminometer will permit pre operation inspection questions like “Is it safe to start the plant”. A clean start is of utmost important for the production of safe foods and to uphold your brand. The MVP ICON measures the amount of ATP on the surface of the plant production surfaces. ATP is a molecule for energy storage used by all living cells and it is left over from the previous production cycle due to inadequate cleaning. A swab picks up this molecule and it is reacted with an enzyme luciferin/luciferase to produce light. This light is measured by a photometer and is proportional to the degree of contamination. ATP is used as a measure of plant cleanliness by all the leading food manufacturers in the world. The results are available real time and allows quick decision and corrective action unlike plate counts which gives results in at least 24 hours. The presence of sanitizers does affect the reading of the MVP ICON. The MVP ICON can be used with two types of sampling device; a surface swab and a liquid sampling device. The surface swab offers a one step, one hand driven activation, freeing the operator to perform other operations. All reagents are contained within the device. The liquid sampling device allows the operator to collect and measure the ATP content of liquid samples like CIP rinse water directly from the source without pipetting or use of a sampling container.
Biocontrol MVP icon atp hygiene test
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do you need to calibrate the icon to the results for each factory you use?
No the scale used by ICON has been correlated for use in all factories and results can be used and compared interfactory.
Does the ICON MPV meter measure bacteria?
The ICON MPV measures bacteria on the swapped surfaces as well as any food residue on it. It does not differentiate between bacteria and food residue.
What is the point of using the MPV icon?
The MPV ICON will allow you to tell whether you can start production safely. After your last cleaning, bacteria feed on the food residues left behind by inadequate cleaning and they grow and contaminate your food.
How long does a measurement take?
It takes about 1 minute for swapping the food production surface and another to read the results.
For more information on the above tests contact the friendly Arasains sales staff or fill in the enquiry form.
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