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Chlorine Test Strips

These test strips provide easy and inexpensive testing of your bleach solutions for proper strength and effectiveness.

Prevent under mixing or over extending of use of sanitizer solutions.



Click here for detailed information on Chlorine solutions and testing procedures.

Range 10-200 PPM (parts per million).

The Chlorine Test Kit Contains: ten (10) 15' rolls and five dispensers (as shown here) with built-in color match charts. The Refill Kit Contains: five (5) 15' rolls in a plastic box separate color chart.  
 
Chlorine (bleach) solutions are the most widely used in food service applications.  Often, it is economical to make up a larger batch of solution to use for repeated sanitation washes.  Solutions gradually lose their potency, and eventually are not effective.  You cannot tell by smell.

One unique application is the use of dilute bleach solutions to sanitize toys used in public family assistance programs.  Check out our sheet describing the use of test strips in this application.

Click here for information on toy sanitation.

Chlorine gas escapes from the solution over time, and that weakens the effect, so testing is essential.
AQA1627 Chlorine Test Kit $30.00
 

(List Price $36.00) 
  


AQA1628 Chlorine Test Kit Refill
 
5 rolls in plastic box with color chart 

$18.00 
 
(List Price $23.00)
Iodophor Test Strips

Iodophor is a federally approved contact sanitizer that is used widely by the food service/production industry.  Diary use is widespread. The test kit can be used as a guide to mixing solutions as well as  a test for "expired" Iodophor solutions. 

     

The test kits go from 0 ppm to 50 ppm, spanning the normal recommended 25 ppm for effective kill of microbes commonly encountered in food processing.  Some operations use above this level combined with substantial rinsing to remove iodine residue.

Click here for detailed information on Iodophor solutions and testing procedures:

The test kit consists of two 15' rolls of test strip tape dispenser with a color match test chart sample tube.

  Iodine is a safe chemical that is also useful for disinfecting surfaces.  

Iodophor must be used at a proper concentration.  Even if you use a formula, you will never know how the solution works unless you test it.

  AQA1227 Iodophor Test Kit 
$15.00 

(List Price $16.00)
     


AQA1228 Iodophor Test Kit Refill
5 rolls in plastic box with color chart 
$12.00 

(List Price $13.00)
Quaternary Ammonium Test Kits

Quaternary Ammonium is the long form designation for what is known in food processing as "quats".  In some food processing plants, "quats" are used to sanitize equipment prior to long periods when the equipment will not be used.  This is strong residual protection, but you need to be sure about solution potency.

The "quats" are generally effective at killing vegetative yeast and mold cells. They are less effective at killing bacterial endospores and fungal spores. Activity of the "quats" against bacteria varies greatly, depending on the type of bacteria.

Click here detailed information on Quaternary Ammonium solutions and testing procedures.  

We offer a complete selection of test strip kits: Normal Range, High Range and Mid Range. Users find it convenient to select a kit where the typical result from testing is in the middle or toward the top of the range.  In some instance, multiple rinse operations require testing at different levels, as well.

Kits normally contain five 15' rolls in individual dispensers with color match charts.  Refill kits are available for the Normal Range and High Range strips.

Normal Range Test Kit (0-400 ppm) QT-10

If you are certain of soft water with few contaminants and normal pH, you can use the normal range as a routine test procedure

Mid Range Test Kit (0-500 ppm)

The mid-range test kit is the best compromise and is favored by many of our regular customers who are professionals in the field of sanitation.  There is more resolution of concentrations on the scale, and the somewhat higher range allows more reading scope.

Mid Range QT-40 test kits are supplied in packages of 5 rolls per shipment/order. 

High Range Test Kit (0-1000ppm)

When hard water or other conditions compromise the effectiveness of a normal quat treatment, higher concentrations are called for... concentrations that may be required to exceed the normal range of our testing strips.  In these circumstances, use our High Range (0-1000 ppm) test strips (see ordering details at right).   

If you are uncertain, start with the High Range version of the test--this will cover all concentrations that would reasonably be used for this sanitizing operation. If you are using hard water for sanitizing rinse applications, generally the reading should be above 400 ppm for sanitizing effectiveness.

 


High Range Kit Contains: five (5) 15' rolls  five (5) dispensers with color match charts Range 0-1000 ppm  Refill package does not include dispensers and only has on color match chart included in the bulk 5-roll case.
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Detailed testing of quaternary ammonium solutions is crucial to the disinfecting process.  Solutions lose their bactericidal potency.

Know what range to use and find out about your water condition before using quat test strips.

Typical quat concentrations used for food contact surfaces are 200 - 400 ppm, with a follow-up running water rinse usually done prior to the next use of the equipment. For certain "quats" and concentrations, a post-use rinse is required by regulations.

The "quats" work over a wide pH range, with best activity in alkaline pH (use our pH strips to check - see above).

Hard water will diminish the effectiveness of "quats", as will residues of food or cationic surfactants.

Please use care when ordering.  You should initially order the kit and not the refill.

Conditions Best Strip Type
Good Water Quality
Normal pH ~ 7
Normal Range Test Kit
0-400 ppm
Intermediate Conditions or All Purpose Testing Mid Range Test Kit
0-500 ppm
Hard Water
pH >>7
Uncertainty
High Range Test Kit
0-1000 ppm

AQA1507 Ammonium Test Kit 
Normal Range 
0-400 ppm 
5 rolls in 5 dispensers 
$30.50

(List Price $36.00) 



AQA1508 
Refill for Ammonium Test Kit 
Normal Range 
0-400 ppm 
5 rolls in plastic box with color chart 
$23.00  
 
(List Price $29.00) 



AQA1505 Ammonium Test Kit  
Mid Range 
0-500 ppm 
5 rolls in 5 dispensers 
$33.00 

(List Price $39.00)  



AQA 1506 
Refill for Ammonium Test Kit 
Mid Range 
0-500 ppm 
5 rolls in plastic box with color chart 
$23.00

(List Price 24.00)    



AQA1509 Ammonium Test Kit  
High Range 
0-1000 ppm
 
5 rolls in 5 dispensers
 
$32.00 

(List Price $37.00) 



AQA1510 
Refill for Ammonium Test Kit 
High Range 
0-1000 ppm 

5 rolls in plastic box with color chart 
$23.00 

(List Price $24.00)
 
pH Test Strips

pH strips are useful for sanitizing solution testing, various solutions and food preparation items. The response time is a few seconds.  Cost is low and strips do not get out of calibration like pH meters.  We stock the most popular ranges for the food industry.


        

AQA1312 pH 0 - 13 
Test Kit Single 50' Roll  one 50' roll, range 0 to 13 pH in single pH units w/dispenser and color match chart Good for inexpensive and quick testing in all applications.   

AQA1347 pH 0 - 6 
Test Kit Two 50' Rolls two 50' rolls in single protective case pH 0-6.0 in 0.5 pH units includes color match chart This unit is better for testing of food pH, beverages, washes, cleaning baths, water supply and processing solutions. 
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We supply pH strips in the two most useful ranges for the food industry.  

1) Full Range 0-13 pH
2) Low pH Range 0-6 pH

Use the Full Range to test water pH, brine solutions, beverage acidity 

Use the Low ph Range for sanitizing solutions, vinegar and other food process liquids, preservatives and more detail on beverage acidity. 

AQA1312 
pH 0-13 Test Kit

Single 50' Roll
$16.00
 
(List Price $19.00)

AQA1347 pH 0-6 Test Kit

  Two 50' Rolls 
$18.00


(List Price $22.00)

Limited quantity available!!!


 
Hamburger Cooking Test Strip

Hamburgers are required to be cooked to an internal temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit. These strips provide a simple way to test. Probe the burger, wait a second or two, remove the strip and look for the appropriate color change. Simple.

Click here for our information page on proper hamburger cooking.
 
We have a range of test strips for different temperatures, and also provide strips that are useful for checking dishwasher temperature.

 

Save these strips in a record sheet, and you have all of the documentation required for any regulated program or health inspection requirement.

HACCP Temperature Form.pdf



  AQA1016  
Hamburger160F T-Sticks

(package of 50)
 
$12.49

 
Dishwasher Test Strip

These strips are also very useful for testing and documentation of dishwasher temperatures.  Place the strips into the load and retrieve after a cycle...the strips irreversibly change color if proper temperatures were reached.

We have a range of test strips for different temperatures, and also provide strips that are useful for checking dishwasher temperature.

  • The T-Stick turns black if safe water temperature of 160F has been reached at the utensil surface.

  • May be placed anywhere in dishwasher rack.

  • T-Sticks actually provide a better reading, since dishwasher temperature gauges measure manifold inlet temperatures only, and T-Sticks™ measure at the utensil.

  • T-Stick in fork holder verifies minimum water temperature of 160F wherever they are placed in the washer.

  • Suggestion: Place T-Stick and fork holder between plates or trays in rack to  prevent high pressure water from dislodging T-Stick, or a plastic clothes pin can be used to hold the T-Stick in place inside the dishwasher / traywasher

Health inspectors often require a paper record of measurements of dishwasher temperatures.  You can record the results by simply stapling the T-Stick™ directly to our HACCP form.  Click below.

HACCP Temperature Form.pdf

AQA1016 
Dishwasher160F T-Sticks

(package of 50)

$12.49