November 7, 2006
The SPS Medical Web site (www.spsmedical.com) features an article written by Charles A. Hughes who explains that in the earlier days, a potato was commonly used to check the efficacy of the sterilization process. That’s right, a potato. He writes that a raw potato would be placed in the sterilizer along with the load being processed. If the potato was cooked at the end of the cycle, the load was considered sterile.
Read full article here.