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Laboratory Sanitation Supplies: Meet the LuciPac A3 Sanitation System

Over the last few years in particular, it's become unfortunately common to wake up in the morning and read about yet another foodborne illness or breakout that has taken place. According to a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 48 million people become sick due to these types of food-based issues every year. To make things worse, not only are about 128,000 of them hospitalized... but nearly 3,000 people in the United States also die every year from issues that could have easily been avoided had better safety mechanisms been in place.

These types of problems not only lead to chaos for food and beverage processors everywhere, but they can also make people around the country sick, can potentially permanently damage the reputation of even the strongest brands, and will likely lead to the types of hugely expensive recalls that most businesses would certainly want to avoid.

Scientists and other professionals are always looking for better, safer and more effective ways to detect the presence of food contaminants and ATP testing is by far one of the most accurate ways to do it. Not only does this provide immediate results, but it's also incredibly easy to use — thanks in no small part to innovative devices like the LuciPac A3 Sanitation System.

The Key to Better ATP Testing Has Arrived

As stated, ATP testing is very useful for food and beverage processors around the country, but one of the major limitations that most testing products bring with them is that they just aren't sensitive enough. Some basic solutions may be unable to accurately detect certain ATP-degradation products, which again creates a gap in your food safety ecosystem during a time where you absolutely cannot afford for that to happen.

The LuciPac A3 Sanitation System, however, is different. Distributed by Weber Scientific, it was built to detect not only ATP but also ADP and AMP — all in a single swab that offers instant insight into exactly what you're facing.

The importance of this multi-faceted approach to testing cannot be underestimated. In certain conditions, ATP can easily become unstable and can decompose into either ADP or AMP. This means that the types of conventional systems that test for ATP alone may not be giving you the complete picture. With A3 testing made possible via solutions like this one, you're not only taking a significant step toward better surface sanitation in your lab. You're also supporting a more effective sanitation program in general — one that reduces the presence of resident organisms and eliminates the risk that these food pathogens represent for your colleagues, your customers and the business you've already worked so hard to build.

The Major Advantages of the LuciPac A3

The real benefit that a device like the LuciPac A3 brings to the table is one of insight. Finally, you and your team members have access to the actionable information you need to make the best and most informed decisions possible at all times.

In addition to acting as a cost-effective sanitation monitoring solution as outlined above, the LuciPac A3 is a perfect avenue for both real-time feedback and long-term data analysis. So not only do you know precisely what situation you face today, but you're also in a better position to uncover certain trends and patterns that otherwise would have gone undiscovered.

If there is a sanitation technique that you're using that isn't nearly as effective as you thought it was, you'll now know about it. If there is one employee who seems incapable of following best practices in the lab, you'll know beyond the shadow of a doubt. Fast, accurate results are great — but they only tell one small part of a much larger story.

With the LuciPac A3, you now have the support you need for accurate cleaning procedure assessment. This itself can be invaluable when it comes to improving your own risk-assessment programs moving forward.

The Importance of ATP Testing

Part of the reason why the LuciPac A3 is such an important item to have in your lab comes down to the critical nature of ATP testing itself. This is a type of quick, efficient testing method that laboratory workers in the food and beverage industry use to confirm just how clean a surface actually is.

A certain amount of ATP (otherwise known as "Adenosine Triphosphate") occurs naturally in the foods that we eat, which itself is not a cause for concern. But if too much of that ATP is left behind on a surface in your lab after food processing has been completed, it has the potential to create an environment that is rich in the types of bacteria that could contaminate additional food and make your own customers sick. That won't just harm your business's reputation — it will also lead to costly issues that you would certainly do well to avoid.

ATP testing products like the LuciPac A3 help avoid these issues by confirming how effective your cleaning methods really are. Using that actionable information, you can determine which techniques are the most appropriate, which members of your staff are following directions and much, much more.

Learn About Weber Scientific

Weber Scientific is one of the most trusted names in laboratory sanitation supplies and other mission-critical laboratory tools. We understand exactly how important ATP testing is to the long-term health and success of your brand. That's why we go out of our way to provide you with the types of supplies you can depend on, bringing you an essential peace of mind that you won't be able to find anywhere else.

More than anything, we strive to make sure you have access to everything you need to cement your own competitive advantage in an industry for a generation. Whether you're looking for laboratory tools like the LuciPac A3 or items in other categories like safety supplies, sampling supplies, liquid handling and others, we have everything you need and more — guaranteed.

If you'd like to find out more information about our history and our mission at Weber Scientific, we encourage you to visit our company website here.