The new LuciPac A3 Sanitation System, produced by Kikkoman Biochemifa Co., Japan, and distributed by Weber Scientific, Hamilton, N.J., measures the efficacy of cleaning and sanitation of facility environments and equipment.
All living organisms contain adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Bioluminescent systems measure the presence of ATP in a sample using an enzyme system. This process will emit light if ATP is present. Systems are calibrated using a relative light unit (RLU), which equate to thresholds for pass (clean) or fail (dirty). This ensures better surface sanitation and supports a more effective sanitation program that reduces the presence of resident organisms and the risks from food pathogens.
The system comes with a software program that features 100 test plans, 200 user IDs, 251 locations per test plan and 5,000 test locations.