August 18, 2021

Microwave Food Safety 101

Microwave ovens have been playing an important role in food preparation since their creation in the 20th century. To make sure food is safely prepared, special care must be taken when cooking or reheating. Microwave ovens, even those that have turntables, can cook food unevenly and leave "cold spots" where bacteria can survive. Bacteria can only be killed and food can only be kept safe when foods are heated to a safe internal temperature.
August 11, 2020

Free Webinar: Role of ATP Testing in Sanitization and Disinfection

Cleaning and disinfection are critical in controlling COVID-19, or other viruses and bacteria in healthcare and non-healthcare facilities. Cleaning is the first step of the disinfection process; this is done using mechanical action such as scrubbing or friction with the use of water and soap to remove and reduce microbial load. Sanitizers and disinfectants are then applied to kill any remaining microorganisms. But how can you rapidly verify if your disinfection or sanitization is effective in the inactivation or removal of bacterial microorganisms?
COVID-19 and Food Safety