Whirl-Pak® Speci-Sponge® Environmental Surface Sampling Bags

Whirl-Pak® Speci-Sponge® Environmental Surface Sampling Bags - 55 oz. (1,627 ml) - Box of 100
SKU: B01299

Sponge for surface sampling.

55 oz. (1,627 ml) capacity

7-1/2 in. W x 12 in. L (19 x 30 cm)

4.0 mil (.102 mm) thick

Box of 100

Bags are designed to be used in a homogenizer blender for thorough mixing of the sample and media. The sample may be plated out or used as a pre-enrichment broth later. This is standard procedure for USDA-ARS to identify foodborne pathogens.

The Whirl-Pak® Speci-Sponge® bag is designed for environmental surface sampling of work areas, equipment, animal carcasses, and any other place where testing for Listeria, Salmonella, E.coli, coliforms, and other foodborne pathogens, or anthrax is required.

The special dry sponge is free of bactericides and has been tested to be non-inhibitory. It measures approximately 1-1/2 in. x 3 in. x 5/8 in. (3.8 x 7.6 x 1.5 cm) thick when wet, and is sterilized inside a Whirl-Pak® bag. Wearing a sterile glove when wiping with the sponge is recommended to help prevent contamination. After the sample has been collected and the sponge returned to the bag, it can be sent to a lab for testing. In the lab, media may be added directly to the bag and the sample incubated inside the bag for a +/- test, or the sample may be squeezed out of the sponge, pipetted, and plated out.



Shelf life from Sterilization date found on the Sterility Documentation: 5 years



Sponge for surface sampling.

55 oz. (1,627 ml) capacity

7-1/2 in. W x 12 in. L (19 x 30 cm)

4.0 mil (.102 mm) thick

Box of 100

Bags are designed to be used in a homogenizer blender for thorough mixing of the sample and media. The sample may be plated out or used as a pre-enrichment broth later. This is standard procedure for USDA-ARS to identify foodborne pathogens.

The Whirl-Pak® Speci-Sponge® bag is designed for environmental surface sampling of work areas, equipment, animal carcasses, and any other place where testing for Listeria, Salmonella, E.coli, coliforms, and other foodborne pathogens, or anthrax is required.

The special dry sponge is free of bactericides and has been tested to be non-inhibitory. It measures approximately 1-1/2 in. x 3 in. x 5/8 in. (3.8 x 7.6 x 1.5 cm) thick when wet, and is sterilized inside a Whirl-Pak® bag. Wearing a sterile glove when wiping with the sponge is recommended to help prevent contamination. After the sample has been collected and the sponge returned to the bag, it can be sent to a lab for testing. In the lab, media may be added directly to the bag and the sample incubated inside the bag for a +/- test, or the sample may be squeezed out of the sponge, pipetted, and plated out.



Shelf life from Sterilization date found on the Sterility Documentation: 5 years



Products specifications
SAMPLE TYPE Solid
SAMPLE TYPE Surface
PATHOGEN TESTING Salmonella
PATHOGEN TESTING Shigella
PATHOGEN TESTING Listeria
PATHOGEN TESTING Staphylococcus
PATHOGEN TESTING E. Coli
PATHOGEN TESTING Camplyobacter
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Products specifications
SAMPLE TYPE Solid
SAMPLE TYPE Surface
PATHOGEN TESTING Salmonella
PATHOGEN TESTING Shigella
PATHOGEN TESTING Listeria
PATHOGEN TESTING Staphylococcus
PATHOGEN TESTING E. Coli
PATHOGEN TESTING Camplyobacter
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