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The goal of an environmental monitoring program is to find the pathogens present in the processing environment. To do so, it is critical that the sample collection solution used is able to effectively neutralize any residual sanitizers present on the surfaces being sampled. For companies that employ a rotation of sanitizers to minimize selection for resistant organisms, it is especially important that the collection solution has the ability to neutralize all of the different sanitizers used. See the table below, comparing commonly used collection solutions and request a copy of our free technical poster for a more detailed comparison.
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1. Technical data available upon request. 2. EAFUS - Everything Added to Food in the US (USFDA) 3. 3M and Petrifilm are trademarks of 3M, St. Paul, MN 4. 3M recommends avoiding solutions that contain bisulfite, citrate and thiosulfate when working with Petrifilm 5. Contains aryl sulfonate complex of unknown allergenicity 6. Letheen Broth contains lecithin. Lecithin used in microbiological culture media is typically derived from soy or egg 7. Contains peptone from milk and lecithin, which is typically derived from soy or egg 8. Possibly due to the presence of aryl sulfonate complex in the neutralizing buffer 9. Some suppliers of Letheen Broth specify refrigerated storage 10. D/E shows pH instability with ambient storage.
HiCap™ Neutralizing Broth was developed to address the deficiencies of traditional collection solutions. Learn how sampling devices hydrated with HiCap can improve the accuracy of your environmental monitoring program.