Total Environmental Monitoring for Food Safety

The impact of major recalls, increased consumer awareness, changing regulations and international standards is driving a shift in food safety and quality strategies. While the focus of food testing has traditionally been on raw materials and finished product, a preventive approach through testing the food processing environment can help identify and correct potential issues before they lead to a major problem or recall.

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Stay ahead of food safety

Help prevent potential issues from leading to major problems.

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The importance of environmental monitoring

3M food safety testing solutions have been designed to help you succeed with your environmental monitoring program. Our simplified, streamlined workflows are configured for ease of use, and will help your team work smarter and faster. As your food safety partner, we’re here to help you to protect the quality of your products and your brand.

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    Improve food safety & quality

    Using 3M solutions as part of a robust environmental monitoring program provides a proactive way to identify potential spoilage or safety issues in the food production facility. As a result, it can help to improve the microbiological quality of your products and also help to prevent the costly impact of product recalls.

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    Data for cleaning and sanitation control

    Data management is critical to environmental monitoring, in particular, your hygiene monitoring plan. Data analysis, for example facilitated by the 3M™ Clean-Trace™ Hygiene Monitoring Software, helps identify and justify opportunities for improvements in cleaning, allows you to take control of the hygienic status of the facility and enable a system of continuous improvement.

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    Inspire a food safety culture

    Linking environmental monitoring programs to organisational, and food safety, culture is critical. 3M solutions, along with our customer-focused educational resources, can be integrated in to your set of cultural tactics to bring about adoption of target behaviours and help inspire and build a food safety culture.

Free environmental monitoring handbook

Your comprehensive resource for environmental monitoring in the food and beverage industries. Created for food safety professionals, and developed in partnership with Cornell University and other industry experts, this handbook will give you useful guidance on building and implementing a holistic environmental monitoring program.

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Build your holistic program for environmental monitoring

Build your environmental monitoring program

Explore our in-depth 122 page handbook covering the following topics:

  • Hygiene and allergen monitoring
  • Indicator organisms, Pathogen testing, Spoilage organisms
  • Environmental sampling guidance
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See how using 3M solutions helped a food manufacturer improve their Environmental Monitoring Program

Effective environmental monitoring programs (EMPs) rely on hygiene monitoring as an integral component. A robust hygiene monitoring program that utilizes both ATP testing and microbiological testing can help food manufacturers meet regulations, assess the effectiveness of their cleaning and sanitation operations, and support food safety and quality.

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Free whitepaper: Impact of testing on cleaning and sanitation and food product quality

Download the 3M whitepaper about the peer-reviewed case study from Cornell University and 3M Food Safety to see how a ready-to-eat (RTE) food manufacturer leveraged 3M Environmental Monitoring Solutions to make a measurable impact in their food safety program. The results showed improvements in the facility’s environmental hygiene and the microbiological quality of food produced. (PDF, 1.4MB)

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3M solutions for your Environmental Monitoring program

  • 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plates

    Free up your lab to focus on quality and efficiency.

    • Ready to use - no media prep required
    • Validated and accurate testing
    • Simple workflow - inoculate, incubate, interpret

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  • 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plate Reader Advanced

    Fast and accurate colony counting.

    • Save counting time—reader enumerates plates in 6 seconds or less
    • Drive accuracy with reduced risk of human error
    • Software simplifies results storage and offers data analytics

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  • 3M™ Molecular Detection System

    Accurate and reliable pathogen testing.

    • Ready-to-use assays
    • Single post-enrichment protocol for all pathogens
    • Same or next day results for most matrices

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  • 3M™ Clean-Trace™ Hygiene Monitoring & Management System

    Simply and quickly verify cleaning effectiveness.

    • Accurate and consistent results
    • Fast time to result
    • Designed to deliver high-quality performance

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  • 3M™ Sample Collection, Preparation & Processing

    Better samples create better results.

    • Standardise your sampling procedure and drive consistency
    • High-quality materials for more effective collection
    • Designed for efficiency and ease of use for faster sampling

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  • 3M™ Allergen Testing

    Qualitative, rapid, lateral-flow and quantitative ELISA immunoassays.

    • Tests processed or unprocessed foods
    • Lateral flow hook line fail-safe feature
    • Easy to use, easy to train

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Validations and Recognitions

Learn more about Environmental Monitoring

  • 3M Environmental Monitoring solutions in action

    See our solutions for environmental monitoring in action and get an idea
    of how they could fit your organisation's needs.
    Duration: 3:23 min

  • Free Webinar

    Free Webinar on Environmental Monitoring

    Starting with the importance of environmental monitoring and moving through to root-cause analysis and continuous improvement, join Dr. Martin Wiedmann of Cornell University for a 5-part learning journey designed to step through levels of content from beginner to advanced learning.

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    Part 1: Importance of Environmental Monitoring Programs

    WATCH ON-DEMAND WEBINAR (PART 1)
    Continue learning and access parts 2 to 5

Additional resources to help with your Environmental Monitoring program

  • Food Processors

    5 Common Questions and Answers for Food Processors

    Take a look at answers to some common questions to support your proactive, preventive, environmental monitoring program.

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  • Product Overview

    Product Overview for Environmental Monitoring

    Find an easy-to-read listing of the 3M solutions that can support your environmental monitoring needs.

    View product overview (PDF, 512 KB)

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    Environmental Monitoring Procedures

    3M Petrifilm Plates are a convenient, reliable way to detect environmental microbial contamination. Use them for direct contact or swab contact monitoring, as well as air sampling procedures.

    See step-by-step instructions (PDF, 1 MB)

  • External Study

    External Study

    Journal of Food Protection: Validation of the 3M Molecular Detection System for the Detection of Listeria in Environmental Samples

    Read the study (PDF, 224 KB)

  • Be Proactive

    Be Proactive with Food Safety through Environmental Monitoring

    Haven't downloaded our Environmental Monitoring handbook yet? Read a short overview of why it is important for food processors to focus on a preventative EMP.

    Read article (PDF, 574 KB)

  • Hygiene Monitoring

    Hygiene Monitoring in Your Food Processing Environment

    A quick-to-read introduction to ATP testing as part of your EMP, and a taste of the content you can access in our handbook.

    Read article (PDF, 583 KB)

  • Monitoring for Spoilage Organisms

    Monitoring for Spoilage Organisms and Allergens

    This two-page paper offers a quick look at what you can expect from the related chapters in our Environmental Monitoring handbook.

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  • Testing for Indicator Organisms

    Testing for Indicator Organisms and Pathogens

    This paper offers a quick read of some of the important content we cover around these critical areas of testing in our Environmental Monitoring handbook.

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