Consumer confidence and positive brand recognition can swiftly be jeopardized in the event of a bacterial outbreak. About one in four Americans suffers from food poisoning every year, with 76 million cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control. Of these, 325,000 people are hospitalized and 5,000 die. Media scrutiny, paired with greater public awareness and concern regarding food contamination, has increased the need for companies in the food service and hospitality industries to thoroughly monitor and control contamination from biofilm residues and/or microbes. Hygiena products can quickly and accurately detect these contaminants in under a minute. With "real-time" results, problem areas are quickly identified and corrective action can be taken to ensure quality is maintained.
Hygiena's rapid hygiene monitoring tests are designed to be cost effective and easy to use, so employee training is minimal – saving valuable time and money.
Rapid hygiene monitoring systems help:
Improve food and beverage quality
Increase shelf life by eliminating cross-contamination
Reduce the risk of costly recalls
Identify over-usage of cleaning chemicals
Save time by providing immediate feedback so proactive steps can be taken
Decrease the number of plate counts and traditional tests