Sanitation/Hygiene (ATP) Overview

Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is the energy source of all living cells. It has gained popularity as a testing source to determine sanitation or hygiene levels since associated testing methods deliver significantly faster results than plating. Monitoring sanitation is essential in preventative programs in dairy, food & beverage, feed & grain, water, hospitals and many other industries.

Charm AllerGiene is an ATP-based allergen control test designed to prevent cross-contact from allergenic food soil on process equipment. It measures ATP (adenosine triphosphate) at low levels as an indicator for the presence of food on wet-cleaned surfaces or rinse waters.

Charm FieldSwab is a room-temperature stable hygiene swab that rapidly detects ATP (adenosine triphosphate) as a measure of surface cleanliness. FieldSwab is uniquely engineered to allow food safety programs to be implemented outdoors in “field” type applications or environments.

The PocketSwab Plus is a room-temperature stable, self-contained, single service rapid ATP hygiene test that enables total surface hygiene verification in 5 seconds.

WaterGiene is a super-enhanced test to detect total ATP in water, which is a critical indicator of total biologic activity resulting from microorganisms, as well as plant, animal or food material. WaterGiene is the most sensitive ATP water quality test due to enhanced reagent chemistry and superior bioluminescence detection on the Charm novaLUM instrument.

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