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Can anyone provide picture examples of biofilm locations or deposits?


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#1 Tomato

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 06:50 PM

Hello,

 

Can anyone provide picture examples of biofilm locations or deposits? I can't find anything other than microscopic examples.  I was told that in some cases you can see it as a haze over some SS parts.



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Posted 09 June 2014 - 07:31 PM

I've also heard that you can see biofilms as a 'rainbow' on stainless steel.



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Posted 09 June 2014 - 08:35 PM

Biofilms can also be invisible and anywhere.  Perhaps this link will help. 

 

http://www.biofilm.montana.edu/


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Posted 10 June 2014 - 12:35 PM

Thank you but I am looking for more blatent cases to see how our equipment was doing. I do not see any rainbows but there is a little haze on the backsides that does not look so good.  However, this example served to gross me out and be informative.



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Posted 10 June 2014 - 01:29 PM

Yes... gross me out as well.



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Posted 10 June 2014 - 02:37 PM

We use a UV lamp to check for Biofilms

 

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 10:38 PM

Jeez Louise... If you have a visual observation of biofilm in a food processing facility then your sanitation program and validation procedures need a serious reconstruction. 


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