To swab or not to swab, that is the question: environmental swabs vs. sponges

A frequent question we at Neogen hear from sanitation testing customers is, “When should I use a swab vs. a sponge for collecting my environmental samples?” Today, we’ll take a look at the difference between the two sample collection tools.

Typically, routine environmental monitoring in the food industry is done with sample collection sponges — […]

Vectoring — a formal approach to tracking the sources and flow of pathogens in a facility

Pathogenic bacteria can infiltrate a facility from several different sources, including the external environment, people, equipment and raw materials. Once inside, pathogens can become established in harborage areas and carried to food production surfaces through a vector. Liquids, air, people and physical objects, such as carts or tools, are common vectors for pathogen transmission. It’s […]