3Mô Hydrated-Sponge with 10 mL Neutralizing Buffer HS10NB, 100 per case
Microorganism: Campylobacter, E. Coli, Listeria, Salmonella
- 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
- Decontaminated through gamma irradiation to maintain
organism viability and long shelf life.
The 3Mô Hydrated-Sponge with 10 mL Neutralizing Buffer uses
simplified packaging to minimize handling and preparation, and
This biocide-free cellulose sponge is pre-hydrated with
Neutralizing Buffer 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 3Mô 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 use of Neutralizing Buffer is advised for surface testing
for the presence of microorganisms that may occur on dairy and
food equipment disinfected with chlorine or quaternary ammonium
compounds. It is capable of inactivating the bactericidal and
bacteriostatic effect of chlorine and quaternary ammonium
composites. Neutralizing these chemicals is crucial in
accurately detecting the presence of potentially harmful
microorganisms. Using Neutralizing Buffer in the microbiological
examination of surfaces in standard methods to test dairy
products and foods and is also recommended as well as for the
digestion and decontamination of mycobacterial specimens.