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Hygiena Food Safety Solutions and Rapid Hygiene Monitoring

Verification systems food safety

Life science company Hygiena International specialises in verification systems, which use ATP bioluminescence. Testing systems are used to quickly verify hygiene, quality, and food safety.

Hygiena provides a compact and ready-to-use test device for specific microoranisms, which uses its snap valve technology. The product is also small, portable, and features the newest electronics.

Another solution produced by Hygiena is its basic colour test device, which checks both for product residues and bacteria, such as Listeria and Salmonella.

ATP hygiene monitoring with luminometers

For more than three decades, adenosine triphosphate (ATP) has been measured to determine cleanliness. This technique has been applied as a food safety test, for compliancy to critical control point (HACCP) cleaning, and for hazard analysis.

System SURE Plus and EnSURE luminometer are self-calibrating machines, which verify ATP levels through prompt objective results.

Luminometers are used for hygiene monitoring and they can be programmed with usernames, test locations and cleaning plans. SureTrend software also enables trends to be analysed.

Handheld ATP technology with a liquid-stable reagent

The ATP systems are most effective when used alongside the UltraSnap, AquaSnap and SuperSnap devices. When combined, the systems deliver optimised precice performance and reproducibility. It is also cost-effective, which has made it a popular system with a number of worldwide government food inspectors and bluechip firms.

Campden BRI and Silliker laboratories have independently verified Hygiena’s system, which uses a liquid-stable reagent.

ATP test device Snapshot has a superior reagent capacity and can be combined with a variety of luminometers.

Allergen and immunological tests

Allergen control requires the highest standards of risk-management, as non-compliance could be dangerous for customers. There are many non-specific surface cleaning-verification methods, but Hygiena provides some high-quality and fast-acting products.

High-sensitivity ATP EnSURE and SuperSnap detect low levels of organic residue in seconds. They produce results that equal the most sensitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) tests.

AllerSnap is a protein test, which can provide results more quickly than some other dipstick tests. AllerFlow is a lateral-flow immunological test for specific allergens, and it also provides results in minutes. These devices provide simple and convenient solutions.

Same-shift Rapid Bacteria Tests

MicroSnap detects and counts bacteria, using a modified ATP bioluminescence reaction. It can provide results within four to eight hours, detecting low levels of specific bacteria.

The procedure has a two steps and can be used to collect and test surface-swab samples and test liquid suspensions of raw materials and finished products.

MicroSnap tests using the EnSURE luminometer can detect E. coli and Coliforms. These are validated by AOAC. They can also detect enterobacteriaceae and make Total Viable Counts, which are undergoing AOAC validation.

Colour hygiene monitoring

Hygiena’s patented colour chemistry tests are quick and easy, as they do not require a device. The test is suitable for large or small manufacturers, and for testing in remote locations. There are two tests available, SpotCheck Plus and ProClean.

SpotCheck Plus detects the presence of glucose and lactose, while ProClean detects protein. Both provide results in one to ten minutes.

Listeria Testing

InSite is an easy-to-use test for fast detection of Listeria bacteria in food processing environments.

The test is specificly made for Listeria, as it focuses on associated antibiotics and chromogenic compounds through use of a liquid media-containing growth enhancer. Results are obtained after an incubation of 24-48 hours. A positive result shows a change in colour from yellow to light brown or black.

Salmonella testing

InSite Salmonella is a test that works on a similar principle to InSite Literia. It is a self-contained test which eliminates the risk of contamination and only requires the use of a small incubator. Results are obtained in 24-48 hours, and a positive result is shown by a colour change from purple to bright yellow.

About Hygiena

Hygiena manufactures and supplies food safety solutions and hygiene monitoring devices worldwide. It has offices in the UK, China, the US, India, the Netherlands, and more than 100 distributors worldwide. It also has research facilities in the UK and the US. The company made a commitment to provide innovative, convenient, simple, easy-to-use, and cost-effective tests. It also values its excellent customer service and support.

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Rapid Pathogen Detection with Hygiena EnSURE and Micro-Snap

EnSURE and Micro-Snap form part of the new testing range from Hygiena for 21st century testing. Micro-Snap is a test that detects low numbers of indicator and pathogenic bacteria between 1hr and 7hr using a novel bioluminogenic method. Used with the new super sensitive EnSURE ATP luminometer, res

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Causes and Sources of Food Allergen Hazards

The control of allergens is a significant concern for food manufacturers. However, the absence of universally agreed acceptable allergen levels has led to the overuse of fail-safe warning or pre-cautionary labelling.

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26th March 2017

Milk pasteurisation efficacy is typically monitored by checking for the presence of alkaline phosphatase (ALP), ensuring the product is safe for consumption.

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24th March 2017

As salmonella bacteria are the most commonly reported cause of foodborne illnesses, never has testing been so important.

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23rd March 2017

Everyone expects the highest standards of hygiene to be implemented in any healthcare setting, and the protection of patients, pet owners and staff within veterinary clinics is no different.

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16th March 2017

Some of the major challenges for brewers are to make safe quality beer that maintains consumer confidence, while meeting retailer expectations and minimising both costs and wastage.

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14th March 2017

The inadequate assessment of cleaning procedures within hospital environments is the biggest source of on-cost with lost opportunities to save money as well as improve infection control.

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14th March 2017

Environmental testing plays an important role in monitoring preventative measures to ensure quality and safety in manufacturing because finished product testing is of limited value.

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10th March 2017

Hygiena has been awarded Performance Tested Methods (Certification Number 031501) from the AOAC Research Institute for MicroSnap Total.

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8th March 2017

The latest addition to the Hygiena line of rapid micro-organism tests is InSite Salmonella, which is a rapid and convenient colorimetric Salmonella species test for environmental surfaces.

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3rd March 2017

The Food Standards Agency has highlighted the risk of Campylobacter food poisoning from raw chicken and made several recommendations for reducing the hazards associated with cross contamination.

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28th February 2017

The MicroSnap product range is simple rapid test for bacteria giving results in the same shift, and the range is extended to include Enterobacteriaceae.

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21st June 2011

EnSURE and Micro-Snap form part of the new testing range from Hygiena for 21st century testing. Micro-Snap is a test that detects low numbers of indicator and pathogenic bacteria between 1hr and 7hr using a novel bioluminogenic method. Used with the new super sensitive EnSURE ATP luminometer, res

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22nd May 2011

MicroSnap can detect the presence of Enterobacteriacae, Coliform and E. Coli. Using a unique bioluminogenic test reaction results are obtained within one to seven hours depending on the level of sensitivity required. This means that results are given in the same working shift allowing faster prod

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2nd May 2011

Allergen control is an increasingly important but complex issue for food processors. The task is further complicated as there are no agreed 'maximum residue limits'. Legislation states that the presence of 14 food groups containing allergens in foods must be declared on the label. Food manufactur

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20th January 2011

At the forefront of innovation comes Micro-Snap, a testing range designed for the use with the new EnSURE luminometer from Hygiena International. Their EnSURE instrument is the latest luminometer and offers twice the sensitivity as the award-winning SystemSURE Plus. State-of-the-art technology is

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12th January 2011

The largest independent study of its kind has been completed by the renowned Global International Quality and Safety testing lab. Five commercially available ATP hygiene monitoring systems underwent full scientific analysis. The study compared the following systems: BioControl Ligh

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4th July 2008

The KISS principle (keep it simple stupid) states that design simplicity should be a key goal and unnecessary complexity avoided. It serves as a useful principle in a wide array of disciplines, such as software development, animation, photography, engineering, and strategic planning. Hy

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4th July 2008

The Business Excellence Awards aims to seek out excellence in the workplace. The competition is backed by a host of blue chip companies that provide independent support and judging expertise in eight different categories covering trade and success through people and innovation.

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17th April 2008

new SystemSURE Plus from Hygiena International makes them the supplier of choice for ATP hygiene monitoring systems to JohnsonDiversey. This rapid test system presents revolutionary technology in a simple, robust format that delivers best value and performance, and will be marketed by JohnsonDiv

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7th January 2008

Hygiena International Ltd has now extended its range of colour-change surface hygiene tests to include procedures indicating the presence of pathogenic bacteria. The newest product launched is an all-in-one Listeria screening test called InSite. This environmental surface test gives results in 24

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7th January 2008

Companies already undertaking ATP bioluminescence testing should consider retrofitting the Snapshot ATP swab from Hygiena International, a company that specialises in rapid test platform solutions for the food, clinical and other manufacturing industries. Snapshot is a cost effective universal AT

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7th January 2008

Technology developments in ATP bioluminescence have enabled Hygiena International to introduce their systemSURE II monitoring system. This palm-sized instrument is now more compact and robust, and claimed to be the first self-calibrating luminometer that is designed to be virtually maintenance-fr

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7th January 2008

What is claimed to be the best selling ATP surface hygiene monitoring system, currently marketed throughout 80 countries, has now been re-launched with a higher specification making it even better value when compared to other manufacturers' products. The new SystemSURE Plus from Hygiena Internati

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17th July 2007

The launch of a new hygiene instrument by Hygiena International marks yet another milestone for this rapidly developing international supplier of hygiene test systems. The new alphanumeric SystemSURE Plus will be available in over 80 countries. It incorporates a much larger memor

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Hygiena International Ltd

Unit E

3 Regal Way

Watford

WD24 4YJ

Hertfordshire

United Kingdom

+44 1923 818821 +44 1923 818825 www.hygiena.net HygienaTV
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