Shedding Light on ATP Testing

Whatever part(s) of the cannabis production and processing industry you are invested in, there is a question that will go a long way towards quality assurance and product safety concerns: “How do we define clean?” Environmental factors in processing facilities can have far reaching effects on the quality of your final product, and even longer lasting effects on your brand image. This is of extreme importance in an increasingly competitive market space. Creating a culture of clean involves looking beyond the appearance of a space. ATP testing is an easy way to discern whether surfaces are ready for production or if contamination concerns still exist.

Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) monitoring involves testing/measuring and documenting levels of ATP (an indicator of biological residues) throughout your production environment, including production surfaces. Though not a replacement for micro testing, ATP provides a quick snapshot of overall cleanliness that proactively helps reduce the risk of contamination before production. ATP monitoring systems such as the 3M™ Clean-Trace™ Hygiene Monitoring and Management System utilize swabs that are analyzed by a portable reader (luminometer), giving clear results of how effective your cleaning and hygiene procedures are mitigating the risk of potential contamination from microbial threats. Multiple swabbing locations across multiple facilities can be uploaded using the robust software provided (including pictures of areas to swab) where information can be analyzed and quickly produced in multiple formats for regulatory reporting and continuous improvement programs.

Check out the 3M™ Clean-Trace™ Hygiene Monitoring and Management System and learn more about the proactive power of incorporating ATP testing into your hygiene monitoring program. We supply an array of 3M products that are accurate and robust supplements to any hygiene monitoring program. Emerald and 3M will also be happy to get you set with the training needed, in order to get your monitoring program up and running.

Reach out to us today for more information!

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