Sterile Meat/Turkey Carcass Sampling Kit (Nasco)
This kit is designed for sampling meat and turkey carcasses to test for the presence of E. coli. The kit contains a pair of sterile gloves, 25 mL buffered peptone water, a Whirl-Pak® “Speci-Sponge®” bag, and two disposable sterile templates (one for meat carcasses and one for turkeys). The disposable template eliminates the need for re-sanitizing reusable templates.
The gloves and template are packaged together in a sealed plastic bag. After moistening the sponge with half of the peptone water, the carcass is swabbed with the sponge through the template in three places for meat carcasses and two places on turkeys. The sponge is then returned to the bag and the balance of the peptone water is added. Finally, the bag is closed and sent to a laboratory for testing.