The 3M ™ Environmental Scrub Sampler is an environmental microbial sampling device used to collect samples from surfaces in food processing environments. The product is designed with acrylic scouring point technology to quickly and effectively interrupt biofilm and improve sample collection, comes with or without a stick for easy access to hard-to-reach spaces, and is hydrated with the broad spectrum neutralizer exclusive 3M ™ for effective neutralization of disinfectants commonly used in the food industry.
“The 3M The Environmental Scrub Sampler is the first and only sample collection device and neutralizing solution to receive AOAC® Performance tested methodSM certification (# 022104) “, said Elliott Zell, 3M Global marketing manager for new products for food safety. “Sampling is an integral part of all proactive environmental monitoring strategies, so we have designed and validated a sampling solution that effectively neutralizes a wide range of disinfectant agents commonly found in the food industry to support the strategies. sampling and testing from our customers. “
the 3M The 10ml Environmental Scouring Sampler with Broad Spectrum Neutralizer addresses four critical challenges encountered in food safety testing:
- Effectiveness of the neutralizing solution: The 3M Owner uses environmental scrub sampler 3M Broad spectrum neutralizer that is formulated to effectively neutralize disinfectants commonly used in the food industry, including quats, highly acidic cleaners, chlorine-based hydrogen peroxide, and peracetic acid-based disinfectants. Unlike alternative neutralizing solutions which may have limited effectiveness with specific classes of disinfectant, the new product can also maintain organism viability for up to 96 hours if stored in the refrigerator before starting microbial testing.
- Compatibility of the test method with the neutralizing solution: The 3M The environmental scrub sampler is designed to work with downstream test methods including 3M Petrifilm plates and 3M Molecular detection system, helping to avoid interference or challenges that can arise with commonly used neutralizing solutions. 3M The broad spectrum neutralizer is free from known allergenic components, known PCR inhibitors, animal materials (ADM) and components made from genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
- Biofilm disruption and bacterial collection: The 3M The Environmental Scrub Sampler is made from a multi-layered non-woven composite product designed with a combination of hydrophilic and hydrophobic fibers and incorporates scrub point technology. The non-woven scouring sampler pad is created for optimal grip, release and absorption, while maintaining integrity when sampling rough surfaces. The scrub points are designed to quickly and efficiently interrupt the biofilm and improve sample collection.
- User-friendly stick features easy detachment and metal detection: The 3M Environmental Scrub Sampler Stick uses less plastic than the current 3M ™ Sponge-Stick, contains an additive for metal detectability, and is ergonomically designed with a one-step scrub sampler detachment.
Those interested in knowing more about 3M Environmental Scrub Sampler are encouraged to contact their regional sales representative at (800) 328-6553 or visit www.3M.com/EnvironmentalScrubSamplerInnovative.
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