CAMARILLO, CALIF. – Diagnostic solutions producer Hygiena announced its ZymoSnap test device that measures alkaline phosphatase (ALP) enzymes in milk and milk-based products received approval from AOAC.

Per Hygiena, the test device offers definitive results regarding the quality of dairy products and proper pasteurization within minutes and has been validated for various types of milks and creams, as well as other products.

Steve Nason, chief executive officer at Hygiena, said the company’s ZymoSnap ALP device also is pending NCIMS approval and that is expected to come in early 2023.

“We are proud that our products continue to be recognized by such globally acknowledged agencies,” Nason said. “Independent assessments give us the assurance we need to continue safeguarding our customers’ businesses and protecting end consumers by providing trusted, reliable testing products to the food and beverage industry.”

Nason explained the company uses a rapid, bioluminogenic, three-step method for detecting ALP in pasteurized milk products. He called the process an easy and cost-effective way to verify pasteurization and ensure the quality and safety of milk products.

“Our goal is to continually innovate and refine our food and beverage tools toward more holistic HACCP monitoring and increased public health safety,” Nason said.

The company’s EnSURE Touch luminometer supports ZymoSnap ALP and other tests used for hygiene and allergen monitoring in dairy manufacturing operations.