Christeyns Food Hygiene has recently entered a sole distribution partnership for a brand new and unique hygiene verification tool – FreshCheck. It is a hygiene verification test that reveals the presence of viable bacterial populations and organic soiling on food contact and preparation surfaces in a matter of seconds via a colour-change method. Tested by Campden BRI, FreshCheck has proven to be effective at revealing the presence of low levels of both pathogenic and spoilage bacteria including Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella typhimurium. It takes 30 seconds to provide a qualitative presence or absence of contamination, covering a 5x5cm area in one spray.
The product is applied onto a clean, dry surface and the original blue colour of the liquid will change if any contaminants are still on the surface in question. This can be measured against the colour-test guide on the product packaging.