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The importance of environmental monitoring.

The impact of major recalls, increased consumer awareness, changing regulations and international standards is driving a shift in food safety and quality strategies. While the focus of food testing has traditionally been on raw materials and finished product, a preventive approach through testing the food processing environment can help identify and correct potential issues before they lead to a major problem or recall.

How to get started with environmental monitoring.

Understanding the concepts and strategies behind environmental monitoring is a first step towards successfully implementing it as a part of your food safety program. Download the Environmental Monitoring Handbook to get started, and reach out to our team of experts to discuss your program in more detail.


Peace of mind for manufacturers.

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    Improve food safety and quality.

    Identify potential spoilage or safety issues in your facility, help prevent costly product recalls and deliver a better quality of food for your customers. It's all possible when you use 3M solutions as part of a robust environmental monitoring program.

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    Continuous improvements driven by data.

    With the right data analysis and management, like that available from the 3M™ Clean-Trace™ Hygiene Monitoring Software, you can help identify and justify new opportunities for cleaning and sanitation improvements throughout your facility.

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    Inspire a food safety culture.

    Inspire and build a better food safety culture by embedding an environmental monitoring program into your organization. With a variety of 3M solutions and our customer-focused educational resources at hand, you'll have what you need to foster positive change and make a difference for your customers and your company.


Build your environmental monitoring program with our robust solutions.

3M Food Safety offers innovative solutions for environmental monitoring in every zone of your facility, from food contact zones (Zone 1) to non-food contact zones (Zones 2 to 4). Download this infographic to see where to focus different test methods within a manufacturing environment.

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    Indicator and Spoilage Testing
    3M™ Petrifilm™ Plates
    • • Test across all zones, with increased focus on Zones 1 and 2.
    • • Identify indicator and spoilage organisms on processing equipment and environment.
    • • 3M Petrifilm Plates are ready-to-use testing solutions to verify and validate sanitation.

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    Hygiene Monitoring
    3M™ Clean-Trace™ Hygiene Monitoring System
    • • Test regularly in Zones 1 and 2.
    • • Use ATP testing with visual inspection and microbiological testing for a robust hygiene monitoring program.
    • • 3M Clean-Trace System provides real-time testing results and data trending.

    Explore the 3M Clean-Trace Hygiene Monitoring System

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    Pathogen Testing
    3M™ Molecular Detection System
    • • Test across all zones, with increased focus on Zones 2 and 3.
    • • Help identify pathogen sources before they lead to contamination.
    • • 3M Molecular Detection System uses a single post-enrichment protocol and provides results.

    Explore the 3M Molecular Detection System

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    Sample Collection
    3M™ Environmental Scrub Sampler
    • • Collect samples in each zone to help ensure effective cleaning.
    • • Compatible with indicator and pathogen testing.
    • • 3M sample collection technology offers solutions for a wide spectrum of neutralizers.

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    Allergen Testing
    3M™ ELISA Testing Kit and Lateral Flow Device
    • • Test areas with direct food contact, prioritizing Zones 1 and 2.
    • • Identify and monitor potential areas of cross-contact to minimize contamination.
    • • 3M Allergen Testing Kits provides accurate detection of processed and unprocessed target proteins.

    Explore 3M Allergen Testing Kits

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    Lab Automation
    3M™ Petrifilm™ Plate Reader Advanced and Hamilton® foodInspect™ NIMBUS®
    • • Technology to help labs improve productivity.
    • • Available software to track and record test results.
    • • 3M automation technology can free up time to take on more value-added tasks.

    Explore 3M Lab Automation Capabilities

Validations and Recognitions

Third-party validation confirms that our products used for environmental monitoring are reliable and repeatable, performing equal to or better than the reference method to which each was compared. Learn more about the importance of laboratory recognition and third party validated methods (PDF 1MB).

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    Health Canada

    4 MFHPB and 12 MFLP Methods included in the compendium of analytical methods from Health Canada

    Learn more

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    AOAC International

    20 AOAC International Official Methods of Analysis (OMA) Validations and 14 AOAC Performance Tested Method (PTM) Certifications

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    AFNOR

    19 NF VALIDATION by AFNOR Certifications


Additional Resources for Creating an Environmental Monitoring Program

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    Environmental Monitoring Procedures

    Learn how to use 3M Petrifilm Plates as part of your environmental monitoring program.

    Download (PDF, 1.32MB)

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    Back to Basics: Hygiene Monitoring

    Explore the role of hygiene monitoring in an environmental monitoring program.

    Download (PDF, 140KB)

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    Environmental Listeria Detection (US, English Only)

    Learn why 3M Molecular Detection System is validated for Listeria detection in meat, seafood, dairy and retail environments.

    Download (PDF, 229KB)


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