We are low-medium risk packaging facility and also do spice transfer technology. We used to have an in-house lab for Listeria testing, but we closed the lab and now utilize an outside third party lab for testing.
We are trying to beef up our Environmental Monitoring Program right now. We currently swab for ATP with the Accupoint meters, and our SQF auditor recommended the Hygeina for allergens, ATP, and etc.
I reached out to Hygeina and they told us the MicroSnap and some allergens swabs would be good for our facility, but the swabs require an incubator. I'm concerned if in our programs we will have to have a designated "lab" again, or if we re able to store the incubator in a room and this won't be an issue in our next audit?
Hope this makes sense. Thanks!