Twirl’Blue sterile bags are blue to avoid possible foreign matter contamination. They are also translucent meaning the sample is visible through the plastic.
Bags have lot number traceability for every product and accommodate solid, semi-solid and liquid compounds. They come in 450ml, 650ml and 1,650ml.
Tests must be done in factories on surfaces which come into contact with food as well as environmental surfaces, to determine whether the plant is contaminated or not, said the firm.
Elizabeth Rivas, marketing director, said some food production areas only accept accessories in blue.
“The blue color is known to be used as a detection system to prevent foreign contamination during the production of food. This led us to fabricate a blue translucent sterile bag for sampling.
“Indeed, some of the comments from our customers working primarily in the industrial food sector was that the transparent tear-off of our bags could be lost when the inspector tears it to insert the sample.”
Labplas also launched Rack’N’Lab to overcome the problem of having a rack for each bag size.
The rack is used to transport bags used in food testing and environmental water sampling. It allows multiple bags to be used whilst being held upright without the need for bottles or specifically designed bags.
It can be used with different sizes of sterile bags and goes in the autoclave.
The product comes in two different sizes and took about six months to design and test.