Rapid surface hygiene monitoring using ATP bioluminescence has been established for 30 years and is a recognized contribution to global food quality and safety systems. These systems deliver a rapid, direct, objective measurement of cleaning efficiency, hygienic status and risk, primarily by the measurement of organic product residues. ATP hygiene monitoring provides cost savings to the food business operator as well as improvements in product quality, food safety and brand protection.
No one in the food industry doubts the value of effective cleaning or the role that Adenosine Triphospate (ATP) bioluminescence can play in monitoring and verifying cleaning protocols. Clean food contact and environmental surfaces are increasingly recognized to be important in limiting pathogen spread, preventing cross contamination and in the manufacture of food and beverage products that are safe and of a quality to meet shelf life needs or claims. The problem is how to decide what makes a good ATP bioluminescence detection system.