Handwashing for Life

Overcoming Underwashing

Surface Cleanliness: Clean, Sanitize & Monitor with ATP

Cleaner Surfaces. Safer Hands.

Frequently touched foodservice surfaces warrant watching more closely. They deserve having standards and a system to measure, monitor, motivate and manage. ATP, Adenosine Triphosphate, provides the chemistry for realtime measurement, providing a simple but memorable self-demonstration method for those charged with both periodic schedules and the clean-as-you-go staff. Its visual. Its personal. It gets done.

Surface cleaners and sanitizers protect the foodservice operator and staff in two important ways:

  • First, in the storing, preparing and serving of food, clean surfaces are barriers to cross-contamination.
  • Second, in the front-of-house operations, sanitized surfaces can break the chain of infections introduced by ill customers. CDC research into the cruise ship industry's battle with recurring norovirus has clearly documented the risk of the ill guest for all foodservice operations.

In one-step spray cleaning protocols, the ability to actually clean is critical, more important than kill. Pathogens quickly down the drain or in the garbage can are well placed - dead or alive.

Technically, effective sanitizers vary widely in their chemistry. Many are eliminated for use in the kitchen because of their food contamination potential or hazardous handling characteristics.

Broad-spectrum efficacy is a must: spores, viruses, fungi, bacteria and mycobacterium. The sanitizer must be fast acting, approved for indirect food contact, environmentally safe and user friendly.

Surface sanitizer checklist:

  • Effective cleaning and sanitizing action
  • Broad spectrum activity
  • Norovirus effective
  • Must penetrate and destroy bio-films
  • Fast acting
  • Safe in use
  • Safe to hands for frequent use
  • Non-irritating to eyes
  • No residual fragrance and no taste.
  • Convenient for use in kitchen
  • Spray bottle application.
  • Low cost per use given frequency requirement..

Leadership Company

3M Biotrace

3M ATP Rapid Detection
ATP Rapid Detection

Biotrace International Plc, a 3M company, is a leading manufacturer and supplier of industrial microbiology products.

Biotrace provides Food, Beverage and Environmental customers with a range of high quality, innovative products and services that reduce the time to result or provide convenience for environmental monitoring, quality control and quality assurance testing.

By concentrating on innovation, simplicity and speed, Biotrace International is committed to setting new standards of excellence and customer satisfaction.

Biotrace’s global presence and substantial product portfolio ensure first class service and support for each and every customer.

Companies around the world currently rely on Biotrace to ensure product quality, optimise process performance and safeguard health.

Our Food & Environmental Division serves the following customers:

  • Food Processors
  • Beverage Manufacturers
  • Dairy Manufacturers
  • Food Service and Catering Establishments
  • Environmental Water Processors
  • Paper & Pulp Mills
  • Other Industrial Processes


The Spirit of Innovation. That's 3M.

Our unstoppable commitment to innovation, creating new technologies and products, places us exactly where our customers need us.

Diversity of ProductsDiversity of Products

For more than 100 years, people around the world have looked to 3M for products and ideas that solve problems and make their lives easier and better. With more than 55,000 products, 30-plus core technologies and leadership in major markets served worldwide, 3M continues to develop ingenious solutions to meet your varying needs.

Strategic BrandsPowerful Leading Brands

Every day, 3M people find new ways to make amazing things happen. This ingenuity and quality are found in the 3M brands: Scotch®, Post-it®, Scotchgard, Thinsulate, Scotch-Brite®, Filtrete, Command and Nexcare that you've come to love and trust.

Core TechnologiesCore Technologies

3M technology platforms are the core elements of 3M ingenuity and the springboards to meeting customer needs. In countless combinations, 3M technologies come together as the base for our innovative new products. Products that are simple to use, yet complex enough to help make the world healthier, safer and better.

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Leadership Company

Procter & Gamble

Surface Cleaners

About Procter & Gamble 

Three billion times a day, P&G brands touch the lives of people around the world. The company has one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands in the chemistry of surface cleaning. The P&G community consists of almost 140,000 employees working in over 80 countries worldwide.

P&G Professional focuses on the away-from-home market by enhancing the experience of those they serve.

Please visit http://www.pgpro.com for the latest news and in-depth information about P&G Professional and its brands.

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HandsOn™ System

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