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3M™ Clean-Trace™ Protein Tests

3M™ Clean-Trace™ Protein Tests
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3M™ Clean-Trace™ Protein Tests are a fast and reliable way to check for the removal of protein residues after cleaning. The 3M Clean-Trace Protein Tests detect protein and other reducing agents without the need of an instrument.

The 3M™ Clean-Trace™ Surface Protein (Allergen) has enough sensitivity to be used in an allergen control verification program. A simple color change technology provides results that are easy to interpret in real-time and the fast results allow immediate corrective action.

3M Clean-Trace Protein Tests can help reduce the risk of biological contamination, where food residues on surfaces could potentially provide nutrients for spoilage or pathogenic bacteria to thrive or could detect cross contamination of products by food allergens. This easy-to-use device requires minimal training. Not intended for consumer use.

Go Beyond Clean
Monitoring the effectiveness of cleaning in critical areas helps reduce the risk of a food safety incident. With 3M Clean-Trace Protein Tests, monitoring for contamination on surfaces and in hard to reach areas is simple with real-time results. Quick detection and confirmation allows immediate corrective action to take place. This product can be used with minimal training and is easily integrated into company HACCP programs to monitor for cleaning effectiveness. Additionally, its ease of use, reliable detection and fast, visible results can help in teaching staff the importance of cleaning.

About 3M Food Safety
3M brings food safety innovation and expertise to food and beverage processors around the world. Trusted solutions from 3M include a full line of sample collection and preparation products, quality indicators, pathogen tests and hygiene monitoring solutions—all designed to work together to help mitigate risk, enhance productivity and improve operations. It’s about protecting the customer’s brand, as well as their bottom line, to keep their business moving forward.


  • Tests for the presence of proteins to verify cleaning effectiveness or the presence of allergens.
  • Detects protein residues, including food allergens on surfaces in real time.
  • Helps reduce the risk of a food safety incident.
  • Fast results allow immediate corrective action.
  • Visual reading of color change indicates the presence of detectable protein levels.

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    PDF3M Clean-Trace Hygiene Monitoring System - Brochure (PDF 2.4 MB)

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