Hygiena, a global leader in rapid hygiene and food safety testing systems, has been awarded Performance Tested MethodsSM (Certification Number 031501) from the AOAC Research Institute for MicroSnap™ Total. The AOAC validation and certification study included the following raw and ready-to-eat products of fresh ground beef, fresh raw chicken, raw cow’s milk, pre-packaged iceberg lettuce leaves and fresh cream cake.

This novel test is the first to detect and enumerate total aerobic bacteria and give results within a working shift. MicroSnap Total is a small, simple, low-cost detection system that detects down to 1-10 bacteria in seven hours, while detecting high numbers in as little as 1-2 hours.

MicroSnap Total is a versatile test that may be applied to raw materials, finished products (solid and liquid) and environmental samples.

MicroSnap Total meets the needs of food processors for a rapid, convenient, and affordable environmental microbiology screening test kit. Compared with traditional plate count methods (giving results in 2-3 days), MicroSnap has a large dynamic range, which means that material and labour costs of sample preparation and testing are reduced.

A video demonstration of MicroSnap Total can be found at: www.youtube.com/HygienaTV