BioControl Provides Immediate Hygiene Validation in a FLASH
BioControl Systems, Inc., a worldwide leader in food safety testing, have announced the next generation of their FLASH hygiene test. FLASH is a simple and rapid hygiene test that detects protein residues on food contact surfaces, indicated via an immediate color change on the device tip.
"FLASH is a low cost, yet effective hygiene testing alternative for our customers," said Philip Feldsine, president and CEO of BioControl. "I am confident that its ease of use and immediate results will ensure FLASH a place in our customers sanitation programs."
FLASH is an easy-to-use test that provides pass/fail results in seconds, allowing for corrective actions to be taken immediately, reducing plant or facility downtime. FLASH does not require instruments, extensive staff training, or refrigeration, providing a simple food safety measure for all food processing facilities. The test can be used before or after cleaning or sanitization ensuring that FLASH will integrate smoothly into a wide variety of sanitation programs. FLASH is available in 15 and 90 test packs, offering food safety confirmation to even the smallest manufacturing or retail location.
Cleaning is a critical control measure to ensure that food residues and other contaminants do not build up to a level sufficient to enable bacterial growth. This bacterial growth may be in the form of food spoilage organisms or in the case of food safety, pathogenic organisms. Protein presence testing is one of the best indicators of cleanliness. Protein is found in most foods and is a major nutrient source for microorganisms. Its also one of the most difficult substances to clean off a surface. Other food residues, such as glucose, may dissolve easily and quickly rinse off a surface but;not protein. If it is present, the surface is not clean.
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Posted on February 5, 2004