3M™ Environmental Scrub Sampler with 10 mL Wide Spectrum Neutralizer and Gloves is a ready-to use sampling device intended to be used in the food and beverage industry for environmental microbial surface sampling.
3M Environmental Scrub Sampler combines an innovative design and high-tech materials into a sampling device. The multilayered non-woven composite material is designed for pickup, release, and absorbency and maintains integrity when sampling rough areas. The 3M Environmental Scrub Sampler incorporates scrub dot technology to disrupt biofilm and enhance sample collection. The 3M Environmental Scrub Sampler is hydrated with the proprietary 3M™ Wide Spectrum Neutralizer which offers effective neutralizing capability for a variety of sanitizers used in the food and beverage industries, including quats, high acid cleaners, chlorine-based, hydrogen peroxide and peroxyacetic acid-based sanitizers. 3M Wide Spectrum Neutralizer has been formulated using components accepted for use in the food industry and is free from known allergenic components, animal derived materials (ADM), polymerase chain reaction (PCR) inhibitors, and components derived from genetically modified organisms (GMOs). 3M Wide Spectrum Neutralizer is also designed to be compatible with 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plates and 3M™ Molecular Detection System and allows for a sample hold time of up to 96 hours at refrigerated temperatures. 3M™ Environmental Scrub Sampler with 10 mL Wide Spectrum Neutralizer and Gloves is the first and only sample collection device and neutralizing solution to be granted the AOAC® Performance Tested MethodsSM Certificate (#022104). 3M™ Environmental Scrub Sampler with 10 mL Wide Spectrum Neutralizer and Gloves comes in a 5” x 9” 3M™ Sample Bag with an 18 oz/0.53 L capacity to hold the device for safe, convenient transportation to the lab. The sample bag is double laminated to for strength, puncture resistance, and durability when blending or transporting. Wire ties maintain a secure closure and a blue top and large white write-on area help identify the bag. Two, universal-fit, polyethylene gloves are included for convenience, safety, and to facilitate aseptic handling. Sample bag, sampling device, and gloves are terminally decontaminated through gamma irradiation.