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FT-Apr16-vol51-3 11 TARANAKI CATTLE BLOOD TO AID MEDICAL INDUSTRY Protect your brand against costly recalls with a state-of-the art ATP Sanitation Monitoring System, AccuPoint 2, from Neogen®. Economical, fast and accurate, the system monitors cleanliness by measuring the amount of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) on surfaces and in liquids. As all living things produce ATP, including bacteria, yeast, mould and other spoilage organisms, it is a very efficient method for tracking sanitation. For this reason, measuring ATP levels on a food contact surface or within a water sample has become the standard test to determine cleanliness in a food production facility. The sampler contains luciferase and luciferin on the reagent pad, which when exposed to ATP facilitates a chemical reaction that produces light – called chemiluminescence. The light is measured by the Occupant luminometer as is reported as relative light units (RLU), with the amount of light directly proportional to the amount of ATP. Various sampler designs ensure accurate sampling wherever required. AccuPoint 2 is the smallest, lightest instrument on the market that can be used at point of sampling to give instant results. Technologically advanced but easy to use, the system consists of a robust and lightweight handheld unit, samplers and optional radio frequency identification RFID site technology with data management software for streamlining the testing process, creating test plans, syncing data with the reader to maintain up-to-date hygiene records. For more information on the AccuPoint 2 ATP Sanitation Monitoring System, visit Fort Richard’s website or contact us directly for technical support and advice. Freephone: 0508 369 369 | Email: customerservice@ Visit: Clarity – Complete Results System™ Fort Richard’s comprehensive range of products is categorised specifically for food safety laboratory workflows, enabling users and laboratory or procurement managers to obtain reliable, quality products and equipment from one source – quickly and easily. Sampling, analysis, preservation – the three step system includes all culture media, equipment, consumables and rapid testing solutions to meet every laboratory requirement. • Mycotoxins & Natural Toxins • Foodborne Pathogens • Food Allergens • Food Adulterants & Speciation • General Microbiology • ATP/Sanitation Monitoring • Sulfite & Pesticide Residues • Delvotest® Antibiotic Detection System • Rapid Food Safety Equipment Testing Solutions Microbiology professionals can select from a wide variety of food testing systems – well recognised brands and products, including Neogen® – a company with the most AOAC approved methods of any food safety organisation and the world’s most complete line of food safety diagnostics. Complete solutions for laboratory workflows Freecall 0508 369 369 USERS MANAGERS PROCUREMENT CLARITY - COMPLETE RESULTS SYSTEM ™ SAMPLING ANALYSIS PRESERVATION FT048 Blood collected by Silver Fern Farms’ plant in Hawera is being used for processing into high-value medical products…and plans are well afoot to extend the project into other plants. The blood, collected for Proliant’s new $30 million Bovine Serum Albumin manufacturing facility at Feilding, is provided using state-of-the-art closed loop collection equipment that collects the blood and extracts its plasma, a pale yellow watery-coloured liquid. The plasma will provide bovine serum albumin for use in pharmaceuticals, diagnostic testing, vaccines and medical research. Silver Fern Farms Hawera manager Scott Lamplough says the partnership project has created 13 new specialist roles and the chance to expand into the company’s Te Aroha, Pacific, Finegand and Belfast plants. “It’s very exciting to be involved in a new project and process on the site, especially where the plasma end products have really important benefits to people’s health,” he says. “It’s also great to add value by utilising something that didn’t have much use before this.” Proliant (NZ) general manager Paul Lewis says the Feilding plant has established in New Zealand because of its isolation, traceability of meat by-products and the lack of disease. The company is based in Iowa, and the New Zealand operation is the first of its type in the Southern Hemisphere, creating 130 jobs. The plant was opened in February. The plant can process 1000- 1500 tonnes of blood plasma, with the ability to expand to 3000 tonnes a year, with products exported overseas to large global clients. The site is close to Massey University, in a central location and with enough land for future growth. S P E C I A L M I C R O B I O L O G Y ATP – AT THE FOREFRONT OF FOOD SAFETY

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