Environmental monitoring is a critical component of food safety programmes, and can include testing for ATP, allergens and pathogens (e.g., Salmonella and Listeria).

USDA and FDA registered facilities are required to have programmes that address food safety as it relates to product and environmental contamination. New regulations in the human food preventive controls rules in the Food Safety Modernisation Act require food production and processing facilities to have an environmental monitoring programme as part of their preventive controls. Neogen® provides ATP, allergen and pathogen detection products and solutions to rapidly, accurately and easily perform environmental monitoring.

Neogen's industry-leading products are a key element for an effective environmental monitoring programme, providing feedback on parameters such as hygiene effectiveness and pathogen control efforts. Using Neogen's test kits, facilities now have relevant, actionable data to manage their processes. With an effective environmental monitoring programme, contamination risk can be reduced and processes are optimised to produce safe food.

With the recent AOAC approval of Neogen’s AccuPoint® Advanced Hygiene Verification System, confidence in your environmental monitoring programme can now be stronger than ever before. The AOAC Performance Tested MethodsSM (PTM) programme is a premier certification programme and provides further assurance to the food production and processing industry that AccuPoint Advanced performs as expected.

Environmental Monitoring Resources

Best Practices for Food Allergen  Validation and Verification

Best Practices for Food Allergen Validation and Verification

Neogen brought together partners and experts across the industry for the validation and verification handbook. This handbook covers topics such as multiple allergens in a product, migrating from validation to verification, cleaning and hygiene documentation and much more.

Best Practices for Effectively Implementing an ATP Hygiene Monitoring Programme

Best Practices for Effectively Implementing an ATP Hygiene Verification Programme

ATP testing is an outstanding method for improving hygiene programmes. This handbook addresses topics such as: representative sampling, interpretation of results, complementary environmental testing, and much more.

UK AllergenHandbook

Food Allergen Handbook

The 9th edition of this handbook covers the basics of allergen, testing methods, screening vs. quantification, and how Neogen’s test methods perform. This handbook was developed in partnership with the University of Nebraska’s Food Allergy Research and Resource Programme.