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Comparison of results of ATP bioluminescence and traditional hygiene swabbing methods for the determination of surface cleanliness at a hospital kitchen.
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PMID:  16503304     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) bioluminescence and traditional microbiological swabbing culture methods were used for detection of surface hygiene on worktops, cutting boards and equipments at a hospital kitchen. A total of 280 surface samples were collected from the kitchen. The agreement between the two methods (coefficient of Kappa) was statistically significant (corrected chi(2)=30.886; kappa=0.249; p<0.001). Consequently, the ATP monitoring method provides results rapidly with improved benefits in the control of surface contamination and application of corrective action against poor hygiene. However, it is not a substitute for culturing methods, the combination of both methods was emphasized for surface hygiene monitoring. Besides, the results indicate that, for food safety and public health, the hygienic status of the surfaces in the kitchen should be improved and food handlers should be trained well on hygiene.
Hasan Aycicek; Utku Oguz; Koray Karci
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2005-11-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of hygiene and environmental health     Volume:  209     ISSN:  1438-4639     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Hyg Environ Health     Publication Date:  2006 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-02-28     Completed Date:  2006-07-28     Revised Date:  2007-06-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100898843     Medline TA:  Int J Hyg Environ Health     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  203-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Gulhane Military Medical Academy, Department of Food Hygiene and Technology, 06018-Etlik-Ankara, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Adenosine Triphosphate
Colony Count, Microbial
Disinfection / methods
Environmental Monitoring / methods*
Food Microbiology / standards*
Food Service, Hospital / standards*
Luminescent Measurements
Reg. No./Substance:
56-65-5/Adenosine Triphosphate

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