Rapidly Monitor Food Hygiene Cleaning Standards
Rapidly Monitor Food Hygiene Cleaning Standards with the 3M™ Clean-Trace™ Surface Protein Plus Swabs
Food hygiene ratings are given to every food outlet across the UK. Businesses including restaurants and takeaways are given a score out of 5 based on the standards of food hygiene on the date the premises are inspected.
Awareness of the ‘scores on the doors’ food hygiene ratings is steadily growing across England, with the Local Government Association calling for the display to be mandatory*. In Wales displaying the rating is already required by law, and it will be the same in Northern Ireland from October.
Keeping all areas of your business clean is an important daily task. Residues remaining on surfaces provide nutrients for spoilage or pathogenic bacteria to thrive, which could lead to product contamination. You can be proactive by using a rapid hygiene test, a useful way to identify areas needing attention. At an inspection, an officer will check for how the food is handled and the condition of the premises, including the cleanliness and hygiene procedures.
Ideal for small businesses including cafes, restaurants, pubs, hotels, leisure centres, spas and caterers, the Clean-Trace Surface Protein Plus swabs from 3M are a rapid hygiene test which detects whether a surface has been cleaned effectively. By using these swabs business owners and able to quickly and effectively check cleaning procedures on a day to day basis.
The Surface Protein Plus swabs are a reliable solution to monitor biological contamination on surfaces in real-time, helping you to manage your cleaning and protect your customers. With no instrumentation required the swab is all you need. The faster the swab turns purple the higher the level of contamination on a surface, but if it’s green, it’s clean!
*Guardian Article: English businesses ‘should be forced to show hygiene scores’