Monitoring surface cleanliness prevents contamination of clean products that come in contact with surfaces during finishing, packaging and storing. Two options are provided for surface sampling:
Surface sampling using contact plates (provided with kit) enumerates microbial contamination from environmental surfaces. Gridded Sterile Petri plates are filled to form a convex surface that is easily pressed in contact with a contaminated surface.
Sampling using ATP swabs (provided, including ATP Reader) detect the energy source associated with all living things and can be a quick indicator of surface contamination.
Also included for surface analysis are Parafilm (for sealing), masking tape, disposable or reusable cooler, ice or cold pack, and a sterile bag.