Environmental Testing with Contact Plates
Microorganisms’ pervasive nature enable them to adapt and utilize nutrients available in their surrounding environments. In manufacturing facilities, it is essential to implement processes and systems to prevent microorganisms from contaminating controlled environments. Regular testing and monitoring can help to ensure that your cleaning protocols and sanitation procedures are working effectively and appropriately. Contact plate testing is ideal for surfaces that are intended to be free from microorganisms or have strict control. More specifically known as RODAC (replicate organism detection and counting) plates; they are used for microbiological monitoring of all surfaces. Identifying the presence of microorganisms allow manufacturers to make more stringent hygiene protocols, remediation procedures, and prevent cross-contamination of end-products.
As a 17025:2017 accredited, third-party microbiological testing lab, Trace Analytics is proud to offer contact plate testing for clients to help them meet certification requirements like ISO14698, ISO 14644, ISO 18593, SQF monitoring, and FDA monitoring. We can even work with you to test to your facilities’ custom monitoring plan.