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Sponge Sampling Kits Ready for Collection

TSC's sterile sponge sampling kits are convenient ready to use, pre-moistened, cellulose sponges, ideal for hygiene monitoring and analysis of microorganisms on almost any surface. Part of TSC's successful Enviroscreen Range, Sponge sampling kits have the advantage of being able to cover large surface areas, enabling the user to obtain very accurate quantitative and qualitative results. Serial dilutions can easily be replicated so that the analyst can determine high microbial contamination more accurately.

The kits are designed to be used as part of a pathogen environmental monitoring program, such as those used in various food industries to demonstrate HACCP compliance and evaluate all hygiene protocols.

Pre-moistened sponges allow more pressure to be applied compared to a swab during sampling and this enables the sample taker to better dislodge microbial contamination that can be prevalent in natural, industrial or hospital settings. Irregular shaped areas are easier to sample using a sponge such as control panels and machinery and for hard-to-reach areas such as overhead pipes, ceilings and drains we provide a sponge attached to a handle. TSC pre-moistened sponges can be used at every point in the food process chain. Raw materials are easily monitored, including direct meat carcass sampling as well as transport tanker deliveries, where internal tank and external hoses of dry or wet components can be sampled. Within the production facility itself, utensils, slicers, dicers, conveyors, walls, floors and ceilings as well as employees hands can be quickly and effortlessly monitored, right through to end user storage.

For further details on pre-moistened sponges and a free sample please call +44(0)1706 620600 or visit our website www.tscswabs.co.uk

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Date Published: 29th January 2013

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