Hygiena has recently announced that its ZymoSnap test device for the measurement of alkaline phosphatase (ALP) enzymes in milk and milk-based products is now AOAC-certified. ZymoSnap provides a simple and effective solution that offers clear, definitive results about dairy quality, and verifies proper pasteurization within minutes. Additionally, ZymoSnap ALP has been validated for various types of milks, creams, and other dairy products.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), during 1993–2012, there were 127 outbreaks linked to raw milk or raw milk products, resulting in 1,909 illnesses and 144 hospitalizations. Therefore, Hygiena developed ZymoSnap, enabling dairy producers to accurately identify inadequate pasteurization to ensure food safety.
Advances over the last few decades have allowed for the development of more robust procedures for detecting ALP in pasteurized milk products. According to Hygiena, ZymoSnap’s rapid, bioluminogenic, three-step method is the easiest and most cost-effective way to verify pasteurization efficiency in milk products.
In addition to its AOAC certification, ZymoSnap ALP has received and is now pending NCIMS approval, which is expected in early 2023.
The Hygiena EnSURE® Touch luminometer supports ZymoSnap ALP alongside other tests for hygiene and allergen monitoring in dairy manufacturing operations, providing a cost-effective system for any dairy facility. Furthermore, the instrument is self-calibrating and requires little or no maintenance and servicing, reducing additional costs. Data can also be stored in Hygiena’s SureTrend® Cloud (SaaS) data analysis software to track, trend, and analyze test results, automatically generating reports and maintaining records for audit compliance.