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Allergens – The Power of ATP Testing

EnSURE_teaser_2Since 2003 there has been a rapid and continued development in ATP Bioluminescence.

ATP Hygiene monitoring has been traditionally used for the verification of cleaning where it measures low level residual organic contamination. The most recent ATP System development ENSURE with SuperSnap was evaluated by Campden BRI and compared with other leading ATP Systems. The ENSURE device showed improved sensitivity and improved tolerance to harsh samples and chemicals 5 times more resistant to acid and 10times more resistant to akali than UltrSnap and is totally resistant to 1000ppm hypochlorite.

The enhanced sensitivity of SuperSnap makes it suitbale for high care cleaning verification and in the support of allergen cleaning programs where it has shown to detect food residues below those detectable by specific allergen tests.

Hence a super ATP test provides better evidence of cleaning verification than specific allergen tests and is more cost effective.

Allergen Testing – Method Comparison

Foodstuff       Method 1                       Method 2                Method 3       Method 4

SuperSnap+EnSure     SuperSnap+SS+   AllerSnap       Allergen Test ELISA

Milk Powder         10ppm                         100ppm                10ppm            2.5-10ppm

Wheat                     100ppm                      100ppm                10ppm            5-75ppm

Egg Whites            1000ppm                    1000ppm               1ppm             4-25ppm

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