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#1 smcdonald4

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 07:06 PM

Greetings,

 

What would cause high aerobic plate count over 95000 cfu/swab, after an employee has washed their hands?  Would hyperhidrosis be a factor?  What corrective action could be done to prevent this? Soap with stronger sanitizer? 

 

Please advise.



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Posted 11 February 2017 - 02:22 AM

Greetings,

 

What would cause high aerobic plate count over 95000 cfu/swab, after an employee has washed their hands?  Would hyperhidrosis be a factor?  What corrective action could be done to prevent this? Soap with stronger sanitizer? 

 

Please advise.

 

Hi smcdonald,

 

There are many possibilities. It may assist if you can provide some more context, eg product, process sampling procedure, analytical mehod.

 

I would initially repeat the specific sampling/analysis assuming you only have one unusual datum amongst several others taken at the same time/environment/methodology. Do you ? What level were the additional results ?

 

Did you carry out any other micro. neasurements ? If so what were the results ?

 

IMEX a typical expectation for hand sampling is TPC not to exceed 100 cfu/cm2. What is yr requirement ? ("swab" is a subjective measure, eg one [complete?] side of the hand only?).


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Charles.C





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