Environmental monitoring is a critical component of food safety programmes, and can include testing for ATP, allergens and pathogens such as Listeria or other indicator organisms Neogen® provides solutions to detect ATP, allergens and pathogens for fast, accurate and easy-to-perform environmental monitoring.
Neogen's industry-leading products are key for an effective environmental monitoring programme, providing feedback on hygiene effectiveness and pathogen control efforts. By using Neogen's test kits, facilities are able to access relevant, actionable data to manage their environmental hygiene processes. With an effective environmental monitoring programme, contamination risk can be reduced and processes are optimised to produce safe food.
Neogen’s Listeria Right Now™ test allows for environmental pathogen testing for Listeria spp. in less than one hour. The Right Now system does not require an enrichment step, meaning faster time to result, allowing users to be responsive to any potential issues., with no requirement to cultivate pathogens onsite. The test is also destructive following use.
ATP testing is another method by which users can effectively monitor their production environment. With the recent AOAC approval of Neogen’s AccuPoint® Advanced ATP Hygiene Monitoring System, confidence in your environmental monitoring programme can now be stronger than ever before. The AOAC Performance Tested Methods (PTM) programme is a premier certification programme and provides further assurance to the food production and processing industry that AccuPoint Advanced performs as expected.
To complement these tools, Neogen also offers both quantitative and qualitative test kits for the detection of the following food allergens: almonds, β-lactoglobulin (BLG), casein, cashew nut, crustacea, egg, gliadin / gluten, hazelnut, mustard, peanut, pecan, pistachios, sesame, Soy, whole milk, multi-nut, and walnut. The allergen test kits can detect food allergens present in environmental surface samples and can be used as an indicator to verify cleaning processes in your environment.