Remember, though: The results from ATP surface hygiene monitoring are different from those of microbial enumeration methods and are not directly correlated to microbial counts or detection of Listeria or Salmonella. ATP tests are not intended to replace environmental microbial testing, but they can be an excellent way to obtain indication of hygiene efficacy in seconds versus days.
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Dr. Vasavada is professor emeritus of food science at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and a co-editor of Food Quality & Safety. Reach him at Purnendu.C.Vasavada@uwrf.edu.