Stomacher® technology combined with sponge swabs for hygiene monitoring and biosecurity applications is highly effective. Hygiene monitoring in food facilities requires sampling techniques with excellent microbial recovery rates across a spectrum of different species. This method uses sponge swabs pre-dosed with buffer to swab a surface and then, to recover the micro flora, the sponge swabs are processed in the Stomacher 400 Circulator. This technique allows for a greater surface area to be tested than achievable with a swab head. This also means that the sponge method delivers greater sensitivity.
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