Food Safety
July 11, 2022

A technologically advanced device to “NSURE” the safety of your operations in 2022!

I wonder if what our reactions would have been if we were told that a tiny, microscopic organism could affect the entirety of the world, five years ago? Would you have been able to digest the gravity of it or maybe laughed it off as it sounded more like a sci-fi movie?

The hospitality and tourism industry were undoubtedly among the hardest-hit due to the impacts of COVID-19 and lies among the most damaged global industries. Despite that, the safety of both guests and employees against the myriad of microbes that may cause illnesses became an important topic which was dutifully acted upon. Along with the awareness of general health and safety, food safety also became an important topic again

Today, as we move on from the phrase “new normal” to the phrase “next normal”, we have no choice but to look back and learn from what the pandemic has taught us. Two of the most important aspects were perhaps;

·        The importance of implementing an effective cleaning and sanitation program

·        The importance of implementing a personal hygiene program

You may already have developed and implemented SOPs and trained the team to follow it, how do you verify that these programs are effective?

Usually, this would require certain swab testing which will be sent to an approved laboratory. However, this requires a waiting period, during which something could possibly go wrong.

What if we told you that there is a device that you could use in your operations with ease that will give you the results in just 15 seconds!

Let us introduce you to Hygiena – a renowned global leader in the that has brought us advanced technological ATP monitoring devices with patented designs that delivers rapid microbial detection, monitoring, and solutions to a wide range of industries, including food and beverage, healthcare, hospitality and pharmaceuticals!

Their newest technology Hygiena EnSURE Touch ATP Tester outperforms all competitors by combining a state-of-the-art photodiode with superior liquid-stable chemistry and the patented Snap valve test device to produce the most accurate ATP Monitoring System available!

 

 

We at Nsure, utilise this in our operations during our food safety audits to help our clients identify if their cleaning and sanitation program, personal hygiene program and water treatment programs are indeed effective.

We currently use Ultra Snap swabs on equipment, surfaces and hands as well as the Aqua Snap to test for microbial activity.

A test was conducted to prove that chopping boards which have deep cuts cannot be adequately cleaned and disinfected.

We used three Ultra Snap swabs; one lightly used chopping board, with a smoothed-out surface after cleaning and sanitising it as the control point, a chopping board with deep cuts that was cleaned and sanitised, and another chopping board which was only cleaned. The results below may shock you too!

1.      Cleaned and sanitised chopping board with a smooth surface had an RLU of 10 which is a pass

2.      Cleaned and sanitised chopping board with an uneven surface had an RLU of 5169 – which is a failure and surprising since it was soaked in the sanitiser solution for as long as the first chopping board.

3.      Cleaned chopping board with the uneven surface had an RLU of 9978 – also a failed result.

 

(The higher the RLU the more microorganism activity is present) 

You may still wonder how such a device can benefit your operations, but with so many innovative features, where do we start?

The EnSURE™ Touch was designed from the ground up to revolutionize flexibility and ease of use. It’s more than an ATP meter, it’s the center piece of a complete environmental monitoring solution. With compatibility with Hygiena™ ATP, Indicator Organism, and Enzyme test devices; plus, wireless sync capability to SureTrend™ Cloud, you can now centralize all your environmental monitoring tests in one cloud-based location… giving you a complete 360-degree view of your food safety program.

 

Have we piqued your interest in Hygiena EnSURE Touch ATPTester?

If you would like to know more about the EnSURE Touch ATP Tester and Swabs, please feel free to contact any of our team members and we will be delighted to assist!

Written by
Meesham Ashraf