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3M™ Sample Collection, Preparation & Processing

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Quality without compromise — 3M™ Sample Collection, Preparation & Processing

Better testing begins with better samples — and better samples are obtained when you use the best collection tools. 3M™ Sample Collection provides quality products designed specifically for microbial surface sampling. Make environmental testing and product sampling easy and convenient with the full line of 3M products.

  • Easy to use for product sampling and environmental testing
     

    • Exceptional convenience and quality
    • Increased productivity and efficiency
    • Reliable and accurate, time after time
    • Improved consistency from technician to technician and plant to plant

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    Choosing a sampling sponge

    When determining which sampling sponge to use, it’s important to consider certain factors in your testing process.

    When determining which sampling sponge to use, it’s important to consider certain factors in your testing process.

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Removal of bacterial contaminants from the surface

Release of bacteria from the swab/sponge for quantitative measure

Subsequent cultivation

Cellulose and polyurethane sponges are proven to be equivalent for sampling environmental surfaces*ƚ.

*Internal 3M data
ƚExternal data

Removal of bacterial contaminants from the surface

Release of bacteria from the swab/sponge for quantitative measure

Subsequent cultivation

Cellulose and polyurethane sponges are proven to be equivalent for sampling environmental surfaces*ƚ.

*Internal 3M data
ƚExternal data

Free of biocides

Biocide-free cellulose sponge maintains viability for a wide range of organisms. Listeria can be maintained for up to 72 hours of refrigeration*.

*Internal 3M data

Free of biocides

Biocide-free cellulose sponge maintains viability for a wide range of organisms. Listeria can be maintained for up to 72 hours of refrigeration*.

*Internal 3M data

Toxicity and environmental friendliness

Cellulose sponges are made from renewable biomass. Polyurethane sponges are made from petroleum byproducts through a reaction of polyols, diisocyanates, catalysts and additives.

Toxicity and environmental friendliness

Cellulose sponges are made from renewable biomass. Polyurethane sponges are made from petroleum byproducts through a reaction of polyols, diisocyanates, catalysts and additives.

Strength and durability

3M cellulose sponges are tested to withstand scrubbing on multiple surfaces.

Strength and durability

3M cellulose sponges are tested to withstand scrubbing on multiple surfaces.

Batch-to-batch consistency

3M sponges made with cellulose raw material are sorted during inspection to ensure consistency of chemical and mechanical properties from batch to batch*.

*Internal 3M data

Batch-to-batch consistency

3M sponges made with cellulose raw material are sorted during inspection to ensure consistency of chemical and mechanical properties from batch to batch*.

*Internal 3M data

Ambient storage temperature

Letheen is stable at ambient storage temperature for up to 2 months*.

Neutralizing buffer is stable at ambient storage temperature*.

*Internal 3M data

Ambient storage temperature

Letheen is stable at ambient storage temperature for up to 2 months*.

Neutralizing buffer is stable at ambient storage temperature*.

*Internal 3M data

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Total solutions by industry

3M provides quality food safety products for a variety of common food manufacturing industries, including poultry, dairy, meat, eggs, seafood, ready-to-eat and produce.

  • Poultry

  • Dairy

  • Meat

  • All Industries


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Validations for 3M™ Sample Collection, Preparation & Processing

3M Sponges have been validated by the USDA-FSIS for food contact and environmental swab samples (FSIS Directive 3/28/13).


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If you need product/technical advice or want to collaborate with a 3M specialist, contact us using these links. Or, give us a call at 1-800-328-6553.



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