Comparison of three air sampling methods in food packaging materials production

Hanna Miettinen, Satu Salo, Laura Raaska, Gun Wirtanen

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Abstract

Three air sampling methods: sedimentation, impacting and filtration were compared in a food packaging materials producing factory. Sampling was performed four times during a year in three sampling places. The study showed that the results with all three methods used had similar trend. In general settle plates caught less microbes than other methods. The results for impacting and filtration methods were in many cases similar to each other. These methods were more sensitive than the method based on settle plates. A bigger sampling volume also used in filtration method did not increase the yield.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication34th R3-Nordic Contamination Control Symposium
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Pages77-82
ISBN (Electronic)951-38-6285-2
ISBN (Print)951-38-6284-4
Publication statusPublished - 2003
MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
Event34th R3-Nordic Contamination Control Symposium - Turku, Finland
Duration: 2 Jun 20034 Jun 2003

Publication series

SeriesVTT Symposium
Number229
ISSN0357-9387

Conference

Conference34th R3-Nordic Contamination Control Symposium
CountryFinland
CityTurku
Period2/06/034/06/03

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    Miettinen, H., Salo, S., Raaska, L., & Wirtanen, G. (2003). Comparison of three air sampling methods in food packaging materials production. In 34th R3-Nordic Contamination Control Symposium (pp. 77-82). VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Symposium, No. 229 https://www.vtt.fi/inf/pdf/symposiums/2003/S229.pdf