Surface Sponge Stick with DE Neutralizing Broth

SKU: SS10DE-PB-2~pk/100
Surface Sponge Stick with DE Neutralizing Broth

Surface Sponge Stick with DE Neutralizing Broth

SKU: SS10DE-PB-2~pk/100
Regular price $339.00 CAD
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Surface Sponge Stick with DE Neutralizing Broth

Surface Sampling Sponge stick with DE Neutralizing broth, for use in food processing applications. Sponge Stick device consists of 3" x 1.5" (7.5 x 3.5 cm) biocide-free cellulose sponge - dry or pre-moistened with 10 ml buffer, in individual 14.5 x 30 cm (5.5 x 12“) Twirl-Tie™ bag.

Included bags can be opened easily with attached pull tabs and offer a label area for sample identification. Sponge Stick features a unique, quick release handle and includes a thumb stop to avoid accidental sponge contact. No gloves required for sampling! The stick is perfectly suited to sample in gaps, drains and pipes.

  • Long stick (22 cm, 8.5“) for hard-to-reach surfaces
  • No potentially toxic glues used to affix sponge to stick or hard plastics with potential to damage bag during transport
  • Less plastic used in production; stick is made of recyclable material (polypropylene, PP)
  • Compatible with existing extendable poles
Microbiology Indicator microorganisms, Pathogenic bacteria, Spoilage microorganisms
Technology/Application Food Processing
Storage Temperature 15°C - 25°C
Product/Environment Environmental Monitoring


Dey-Engley Neutralizing Broth (DE) – DE neutralizing broth assists in the recovery of micro-organisms in samples taken from surfaces exposed to sanitizing agents. It neutralizes the bactericidal and bacteriostatic effects of sanitizing agents such as chlorine, quaternary ammonium compounds, iodine, phenolics, mercurials, formaldehyde and glutaraldehyde. The medium also contains nutritive agents that aid in recovering and promoting the growth of microorganisms. Bromocresol purple is present in the broth as a colorimetric indicator.

This Sponge-Stick placed in twirl-tie bag offers 9 months shelf life from production.

Use Instructions:

  • 1. Label the bag in the white area. Ballpoint pens can be used. This sampling procedure does not require gloves!
  • 2. Tear bag open by removing the tab. As an added safety measure, the tab is green-striped, making it easy to spot if lost.
  • 3. Pull the bag down from the outside to release the stick. Do not touch the stick lower than the thumb stop in the middle or the inner surface of the bag.
  • 4. Collect the sample by vigorously rubbing sponge on target area (e.g. 30 x 30 cm, 1 x 1 ft). Sponge-sticks are not recommended for the sampling of rough surfaces, as friction might cause the sponge to be released from the stick.
  • 5. Return the stick to the bag, taking care to insert it no deeper than the thumb-stop.
  • 6. Pull the sponge off the stick by grasping it from outside the bag. For best results, pull from the middle of the fork-like end, using your thumb and index finger to move the sponge back and forth until it gently releases from the stick.
  • 7. Use the attached tie to close the Twirl-Tie™ bag by rolling the opening of the bag and then kinking the tie to the inner side.

Additional Literature:
SDS Sheet

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