Good, clean water: What it can do for livestock

From feed to finishing, farmers and ranchers have mountains of factors to consider when raising their livestock to be healthy and productive. It’s an extensive job, to put it simply.

One aspect, however, which should not be overlooked is water quality.

When animals intake poor quality water, major problems can happen. Pathogens may be transferred […]

Science: How ATP sanitation verification systems work

In old-timey terms, today’s modern sanitation verification systems are lickety-split.

But how exactly can a test system instantly produce accurate results showing just how clean or dirty a surface may be?

The science behind the instantly accurate systems stems from the study of fireflies and adenosine triphosphate (ATP) — a molecule that exists in every […]

FSMA and the role of environmental monitoring

Signed into law more than five years ago, The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is now finalized and will take effect over the next few years. The most comprehensive reform of our food safety laws in more than 70 years, FSMA aims to ensure the U.S. food supply is safe by shifting the focus […]

Environmental monitoring with ATP testing

Environmental monitoring is becoming increasingly important as FSMA finalization and compliance looms closer. One critical aspect of this is testing the cleanliness of the plant environment, thereby assessing the effectiveness of the facility’s cleaning processes. One of the most common tests for cleanliness is that of Adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP is a molecule found in […]

Improving hatchery cleanliness through ATP technology

Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is a chemical compound found in all living cells, including bacteria, food residue, yeast and mold. It is the main component of ATP tests along with bioluminescence, which is a chemical reaction that produces light. ATP test systems utilize ATP bioluminescence to determine the cleanliness of surfaces. This is done through a […]

How do ATP sanitation monitoring systems work?

ATP (adenosine triphosphate) sanitation monitoring systems have evolved into the current “gold standard” for food and beverage production facilities to monitor their sanitation efforts. The science behind the ATP systems stems from the study of fireflies.

In fireflies, two chemicals, luciferin and luciferase, combine with the ATP in their cells to produce light. This reaction, […]

Report: Cleaning crews help manage hospital infection control

What most improves patient care in a hospital most might not be the new piece of million-dollar equipment, but rather the facility’s cleaning staff, according to a recent Scientific American article.

The increased focus on cleaning comes as increasing numbers of infectious agents have become resistant to drugs, such as antibiotics, making infections harder to […]