3M™ Sponge-Stick with 10 m; Letheen Broth SSL10LET
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checkout. Since refrigeration is required, we ship swabs Monday through Thursday
only, in temperature packs with ice pack included when necessary.
Stick-mounted sponge design allows the ability to access hard to reach areas
without directly handling the sponge. Stick-mounted sponge design provides the
ability to easily snap off the sponge from the handle after swabbing. Simplified
packaging including Sponge-Stick, sample bag and gloves, minimizes handling and
preparation and reduces waste. 1.5 x 3 inch biocide-free sponge does not affect
organism viability. 6 x 11 inch sample bag with a 30 oz/0.89 L capacity included
for safe, convenient transportation to lab.
The 3M™ Sponge-Stick with 10 mL Letheen Broth uses simplified packaging to
minimize handling and preparation, and reduces waste.
This 1.5 x 3 inch biocide-free cellulose sponge is mounted at one end of a
stick and pre-hydrated with a Letheen Broth diluent for collecting samples. The
3M™ Sponge-Stick allows a worker to collect samples without touching the inside
of the bag, helping to maintain sample integrity. The stick also helps access
hard-to-reach areas and to collect the sample without directly handling the
sponge, making it ideal for reaching into drains, pipes, and around equipment.
The stick also features a thumb-stop to help negate contact with the sponge.
Once placed inside the collection bag, the sponge snaps free from the handle to
allow for easy handling and transportation. The pre-moistened sponge is durable
and biocide-free and does not affect organism viability. Its cellulose material
is absorbent and will effectively hold and release the sample without excess
dripping. The 3M™ Sponge-Stick also comes with a 3M™ Sample Bag that will
accommodate 30 oz/0.89 L capacity to hold the sponge for safe, convenient
transportation to the lab. They are decontaminated through gamma irradiation for
long shelf life.
This product is made in the USA with globally sourced materials
and is ISO 9001:2008 certified for quality assurance. It is intended for lab use
only. The Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) approach is the most
widely accepted food safety management protocol worldwide. Sample collection
products from 3M are a crucial part of this approach to identify potential
food-borne hazards and pinpoint where they reside. Portability, stable
enrichment media, and easy-to-handle swabs and sponges are designed to test for
a wide variety of potential hazards and deliver exceptionally accurate results.
They are engineered to safely gather, hold, and secure contents from the
collection site to the lab without leaking or compromising the sample. The
primary use of Letheen Broth is to neutralize the bactericidal action of
quaternary ammonium compounds, and for determining the phenol co-efficient of
cationic surfactants per the recommendation by the Official Methods of Analysis
of the Association of Official Analytical Chemists (AOAC). Letheen Broth is also
used in hygiene swabbing practices where neutralizing quaternary ammonium
compounds are required.
- Dimensions: 3 inches Length x 1.5 inches wide
- Volume: 10 ml
- Capacity: 30 ounces
- Recommended Industry: Beverage & Bottled Water, Dairy, Food Services & Catering, Fruits
& Vegetables, Meat, Pet Food & Animal Feed, Poultry & Eggs, Prepared &
Processed Foods, Seafood, Water Testing
- Storage Temperature: 35.6 to 46.4° F (2 to 8° C)
- Test Type Environmental Test, Food & Beverage Test