The enhanced 3M Clean-Trace Hygiene Monitoring and Management System by 3M Food Safety offers products consisting of a luminometer handheld device, compatible tests and software platform to verify that surfaces have been effectively cleaned in seconds.
To build a system that aligns with industry wants and needs, 3M Food Safety interviewed and observed hundreds of food manufacturing professionals – from technicians on the plant floor to executives in the C-suite – across functions such as sanitation, quality, plant and lab management.
The system was reengineered with photomultiplier detectors, the gold standard in medical devices, medical imaging, aerospace and other fields of science, to improve efficiency.
The system’s Software was upgraded for enhanced usability with a dashboard interface that presents information where eyes gravitate to, minimizes clicking and allows reports to be quickly generated.
The wireless-enabled system can transfer data via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth Technology connections, as information transmits between the handheld luminometer and the software.
“Certainly there is a heightened public sensitivity for food quality, resulting in more internal and external controls and reporting,” said global marketing manager Tom Dewey.
“There’s been an abundance of new regulations, whether that’s the rollout of the U.S. FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act or other rules.”
“We involved customers throughout the development and design of the entire system to automate and streamline what is in many cases a tedious, manual process of selecting test points, assigning them daily, conducting tests, documenting results, managing sample plans, and developing quality improvement measures.”