How to Choose the Right Environmental Sampling Medium

Mar 24, 2014 2:40:00 PM

Need help determining which of our environmental sampling products is right for your specific application? Our line of ESK® environmental sampling kits are used for environmental monitoring, hygiene control, sanitization programs and bioburden determination across a range of industries, from food safety to pharmaceuticals. 

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Topics: Media Transport Systems, Environmental

Could Environmental Sampling Have Prevented the Irish Potato Famine?

Mar 17, 2014 10:31:00 AM

Phytophthora infestans. Even the name sounds sinister. It’s the fungus-like microorganism responsible for one of the worst famines ever to strike Europe: the Irish Potato Famine. Better known as potato blight or late blight, Phytophthora infestans is the bug responsible for claiming the lives of nearly 1 million Irish people and forever changing the political landscape of the region.

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Topics: Environmental

How to Collect an Environmental Sample: Floor Drain [VIDEO]

Jan 9, 2014 9:31:00 AM

Whether you work in healthcare, food service, beauty, or industrial manufacturing, you’ve likely encountered at least one suspicious looking floor drain in your time on the job. Some of the gunk you encounter in a typical drain is pretty harmless - but what happens when it’s not? Could your dirty drain be harboring something sinister?

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Topics: Environmental

How to Collect an Environmental Sample from Ceramic Tile [VIDEO]

Dec 23, 2013 9:39:00 AM

In industries like healthcare and food service, where clean surface areas are essential, the ability to perform on-the-spot quality control checks to verify sanitation procedures and detect microorganisms is crucial.

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Topics: Environmental

How to Collect an Environmental Sample: Stainless Steel [VIDEO]

Dec 11, 2013 12:15:00 PM

Attractive, durable and easy to clean, stainless steel countertops are found in most commercial and restaurant kitchens. If you work in the food preparation or service industry, you know the importance of hygienic workspaces for food safety.

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Topics: Environmental

What is Food Safety Month? Here's a Brief History

Sep 17, 2013 9:38:00 AM

Food safety testing is the best way for restaurants, food producers and home cooks to ensure the quality of their food. But it wasn’t until the early nineties that the United States celebrated its first official National Food Safety Month.

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Topics: Environmental

How To Test Meat for Pathogens - Food Safety Environmental Sampling

Sep 10, 2013 10:55:00 AM

September is National Food Safety Month! As a manufacturer of food safety and environmental surface sampling devices, we want to share tips and best practices with you for collecting and testing food for bacterial pathogens.

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Topics: Environmental

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