*Food contamination which can affect color and taste
*Reduced shelf life
Compressed air is warm, dark and contains moisture which is the ideal environment to promote the growth of microbes. These microbes migrate through the entire compressed air system and are released at exit points; critical areas at which food, packaging or surface areas come into direct contact.
Identify Sources of Contamination in Compressed Air and Improve Food Safety
The CAMTU weighs less than one pound and is easily transported. It comes complete with Anti Microbial Tubing, shut off valve and a specially designed pressure regulator and metering orifice. These matched components provide the exact amount of compressed air exposure for each sampling.
The agar plates are filled with specialized Tryptic Soy Agar (TSA) or Potato Dextrose Agar (PDA) designed to hold up to compressed air flow and pressure. TSA is used for the cultivation of a wide variety of microorganisms including most bacteria and mold spores. The CAMTU has been validated by Dr. Mclandsborough, head of the Food Science Department of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA. (Request white paper by Dr. Mclandsborough “Comparison of the Compressed Air Microbial Testing Unit (CAMTU) to a standard method of bioaerosol sampling.”)
*Lightweight and ergonomically designed for ease of use
*Built in timer with indicator lights
*Pre-filled agar plates with specialized tryptic soy or potato dextrose agar designed to hold up to compressed air flow/ pressure
*No electrical supply required
*Quick sampling time - 20 seconds
*Complete kit with connection tubing, pressure regulator/ metering orifice, shut off valve, timer and agar plates.
*Constructed of durable polypropylene - easily sanitized