Best Sample-Best Result: Compositing Environmental Samples

To composite or not to composite? No, I am not trying to put a Shakespearean twist on this blog, but rather answer a question often asked when sending in environmental samples.

Best Sample-Best Result: EMP Sample Location

A while back as I talked with a manufacturer that was required by their customer to have an environmental monitoring program, they had expressed their confusion in their customer’s response when they shared their monitoring results. The manufacturer was proud to present 3 years’ (the entirety of their program) worth of data in which they never once had a positive result for the target bacteria. The manufacturer thought they had been doing an amazing job while their customer was less than confident with their results. The customer knew that given the manufacturers environment and required sanitation it was highly unlikely to never have a positive result, not because the manufacturer wasn’t taking care but, because of the ubiquitous nature of bacteria. Ultimately, the customer felt that the manufacturer was not sampling the most likely growth areas in their facility and was therefore missing the bacteria.

It's Time To Review: Summer Sample Shipping Reminders

Just as important as our post last year regarding maintaining the highest level of sample integrity - it's time to revisit these critical sample shipping reminders!

Summer = sunshine +hot weather + “hopeful” vacations!  While this is a likely equation, our teams at Cherney have been noticing some reoccurring issues with incoming samples in the past few weeks.  While we have worked with customers directly, it also gives us the opportunity for a very relevant blog topic.  The information shared below is CRITICALLY IMPORTANT to ensuring that the samples being submitted to the laboratory arrive in the best possible condition.  This allows for two things: 1) superior sample integrity and 2) the generation of accurate test results.

Summertime Sample Shipping Reminders

Summer = sunshine +hot weather + “hopeful” vacations!  While this is a likely equation, our teams at Cherney have been noticing some reoccurring issues with incoming samples in the past few weeks.  While we have worked with customers directly, it also gives us the opportunity for a very relevant blog topic.  The information shared below is CRITICALLY IMPORTANT to ensuring that the samples being submitted to the laboratory arrive in the best possible condition.  This allows for two things: 1) superior sample integrity and 2) the generation of accurate test results.

Recall Ready...or Ready Too Late?


RECALL.  One of the scariest, if not the scariest words that can be uttered by a manufacturing facility. Everyone knows how much it can cost, anything from lost product to lost careers and even companies.   We often find that companies do not invest the time and focus on their Environmental Monitoring Program until it is already too late and they are now in the process of withdrawing product from the market.  Ask yourself the following questions: