3M Hydrated Sponge with 10 mL Letheen Broth (HS10LET) 100 Pack
Microorganism: Aerobic, Coliform, Enterobacteriaceae, Lactic Acid Bacteria, Listeria, Staph aureus, Yeast & Mold
- Ready-to-use, pre-hydrated sponges for easy and convenient environmental
and food sample collection.
- Durable sponge withstands scrubbing.
- Sponge bag with write-on label for ease in labeling samples.
- Decontaminated through gamma irradiation to maintain organism viability
and long shelf life.
The 3M™ Hydrated-Sponge with 10 mL Letheen Broth uses simplified packaging to
minimize handling and preparation, and reduces waste.
This biocide-free cellulose sponge is pre-hydrated with Letheen Broth diluent
for convenient sample collection. The biocide-free cellulose sponge does not
interfere with microorganism viability within 48 hours of refrigeration for Salmonella and E.
coli and 72 hours for Listeria. The cellulose material
is durable, absorbent and effectively holds and releases the sample to minimize
excess dripping. The sponge also comes with a 5 x 9 inch 3M™ Sample Bag that
will accommodate 30 oz/0.89 L capacity to hold the sponge for safe, convenient
transportation to the lab. The bag is double laminated to ensure strength,
puncture resistance, and durability when blending or transporting. Wire ties
ensure a secure closure and a blue top and large white write-on area helps
identify the bag. The writable area is ideal for documenting data, date, time of
collection, and other information for accuracy, efficiency and easy
identification. Both the sample bag and sponge are decontaminated through gamma
irradiation to maintain organism viability and long shelf life. This product is
made in the USA with globally sourced materials and is ISO 9001:2008 certified
for quality assurance. It is intended for lab use only.
The Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) approach is the most
widely accepted food safety management protocol worldwide. Sample collection
products from 3M are a crucial part of this approach to identify potential
food-borne hazards and pinpoint where they reside. Portability, stable
enrichment media, and easy-to-handle swabs and sponges are designed to test for
a wide variety of potential hazards and deliver exceptionally accurate results.
They are engineered to safely gather, hold, and secure contents from the
collection site to the lab without leaking or compromising the sample.
The primary use of Letheen Broth is to neutralize the bactericidal action of
quaternary ammonium compounds, and for determining the phenol co-efficient of
cationic surfactants per the recommendation by the Official Methods of Analysis
of the Association of Official Analytical Chemists (AOAC). Letheen Broth is also
used in hygiene swabbing practices where neutralizing quaternary ammonium
compounds are required.
3M ID 70200753286