ATP Depletion-An Overlooked Concern of Rapid Hygiene Assessments

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Food Safety Magazine

ATP tests for hygiene monitoring are used in food processing because they are fast, easy to use, and cost-effective. Recent research has characterized the limitations of conventional ATP tests—limitations that can lead to false negative hygiene assessments. The issue relates to the tendency of ATP to degrade in many soils and under common plant environmental conditions. If this depletion occurs, ATP-based assessments become increasingly less sensitive and may yield indications that the surface in question is clean when, in fact, significant levels of soil may still remain. Conditions resulting in ATP depletion are most common in typical manufacturing venues and can result in a false negative in areas sensitive to food hygiene maintenance. This webinar will present recent research from the University of Wisconsin–Madison demonstrating this ATP-depletion phenomenon and how processors can guard against such false negative assessments.

Learning objectives:

  • Why ATP tests may show false negative assessments
  • Which food, and which food processors, are most at risk for these false negative assessments
  • How this issue with ATP may be impacting your sanitation program

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ATP Depletion-The Risk of False-Negatives in Hygiene Monitoring

Professor and Chair of the Food Science Department University of Wisconsin - Madison Scott A. Rankin, Ph.D.

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Case Study: ATP Test (Kikkoman A3) in food and beverage industry

Director of Key Accounts and Market Segments, Weber Scientific Marybeth Karczynski

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Introduction of Kikkoman

General Manager, Marketing & Planning Division, Kikkoman Biochemifa Company Mikio Bakke, Ph.D.

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Product ATP Test (Kikkoman A3): LuciPac A3 Surface
Event date 2022.08.18

Seminar Detail

Venue Webinar: Food Safety Magazine
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Result Contents:
Two leading experts discuss several detection methods, including ATP, ATP+AMP and A3, for efficient and rapid hygiene monitoring, and explore a new way to set benchmarks. Join Mikio Bakke and Dr Arne Lundin as they offer an insightful talk into hygiene control, designed for those in charge of hygiene monitoring systems, quality control/assurance, food safety, and/or sanitation programmes.

Attendees will learn:

  • Find out about novel food and beverage hygiene tests, including Kikkoman A3, for the creation of an effective environmental monitoring programme (EMP)
  • Discover the benefits of Kikkoman A3 as an ATP test
  • Learn how to effectively set benchmarks for residues, including allergenic food.

More Than Just ATP: Monitoring Brewery Cleanliness with the Kikkoman A3 System

Ensuring that your brewery stays clean is more important than ever, and checking your brewing surfaces for contamination is the best way to keep production up and running. ATP technology is a fast and accurate method to check the cleanliness of any surface in your brewery. This webinar will outline the benefits of testing for ATP as part of your brewery sanitation program, and how the new A3 technology from Kikkoman goes beyond ATP testing alone. Join the team at Weber Scientific to learn more about using the A3 system to make sure your brewery stays clean!

This webinar was held on October 20, 2021 and is now available online!
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