Is your cleaning regime effective against the SARS-CoV-2 virus (COVID-19)?

Effective chemical against the SARS-CoV-2virus (COVID-19)?

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How do you know if your cleaning regimes are effective against SARS-Cov-2? Our microbiologists have developed and validated a test which can prove or compare the effectiveness of surface cleaning regimes.

The test can be applied in any space used by people or with high footfall and is safe for use even in food production and food service areas.

To be confident that your regimes destroy the virus, and to provide absolute reassurance to your workforce, hospitality guests, travellers, patients or customers the test is invaluable.

Cleaning service providers can demonstrate definitely the effectiveness of their services.

How does it work and is it safe?

We ‘infect’ your premises with our safe Covid19 surrogate, you clean, we test to ensure no surrogate remains active.

We apply our special Campden BRI expertise to your test:

Safe surrogate virus: Our SARS-CoV-2 ‘surrogate’ virus is classified at biosafety level one (BSL-1) meaning it is totally safe to handle. Research shows this accurately replicates Covid19 response to treatments.

Test Expertise: Tests are designed specifically for your context, taking into account factors such as airflow, people contact and temperature, to ensure we thoroughly challenge your cleaning regime.

Robust Scientific Approach: To accurately detect any residual active surrogate virus (our test does not detect inactivated virus) to give you absolute confidence in the results.

You can find out more about how the test works by reading our blog - Does your cleaning kill the COVID-19 virus?

How long does it take? From test to results: 3 to 5 working days.

What will my results mean? The results show whether your cleaning regime is effective or not against Coronavirus. If required, we will interpret and explain results and propose mitigation strategies.

Contact Annette Sansom for more information and prices.

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About Annette Sansom

Annette has a wealth of knowledge and experience from working at Campden BRI since 1998, always within Microbiology.

Annette’s food and drink industry interests are: microbiology including bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoa; food safety; food spoilage; fresh produce microbiology including vertical farming and methods to describe microbial populations.

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The Campden BRI group companies listed below are accredited in accordance with the recognised International Standard ISO17025:2017 by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). The accreditation demonstrates technical competence for a defined scope of methods, specific to each site, as detailed in the schedules of accreditation bearing the testing laboratory number. The schedules may be revised from time to time and reissued by UKAS. The most recent issue of the schedules are available from the UKAS website Campden BRI (Chipping Campden) Limited is a UKAS accredited testing laboratory No. 1079

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