1. All 3M Products
  • 3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Aerobic Count Plates
  • 3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Aerobic Count Plates

    2Products
    NEW! 
    • Provides results in 24 hours (excluding dairy powders) of incubation time.
    • Plates are sample-ready, eliminating the time-consuming, cumbersome step of preparing media/agar dishes.
    • Can be used with the 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plate Reader for consistent, fast, automated reading and recording of results.
    • This plate has been awarded Official Methods of Analysis (OMA) #2015.13.
     More...
    Quantity
    Products Available
    Available options: Quantity
    All Models
    Close

    3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Aerobic Count Plates - Results in just 24 hours!

    • Aerobic plate count is the “go-to” indicator test for measuring the microorganism levels in food and food production areas and helps companies ensure quality and reduce food spoilage. So getting fast, accurate counts is critical for making time-sensitive decisions.

    FASTER Results Drive:

      • Quicker quality control decision-making and corrective action  
      • Raw material release decisions
      • Environmental cleaning and production decisions
      • Product release decisions

      3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Aerobic Count Plates are fast, accurate, sample-ready culture medium systems. They contain nutrients, a coldwater-soluble gelling agent, and a dual-sensing indicator technology that allows you to easily count colonies in just 24 hours for most food matrices.

      Faster results and less labor mean more time and resources for monitoring your processes, ensuring tighter process control and improving product quality.

      • Helps prevent the costly retesting and delayed results often caused by spreader colonies.
      • Proven as reliable as the SMA plate method

    Faster results. Smarter decisions. Better process control.

    • Plate comparision - 3M Petrifilm RAC vs Agar
      • Fast results. Get accurate results after just 24 hours incubation (excluding dairy powders). 
      • Easy interpretation. Unique technology resists distortion often caused by spreader colonies. 
      • Easy to use. Added foam barrier around the inoculation area makes the process easier.
      • Broad performance. Can be used on all foods. 
      • Versatile. Ideal for air, swab or surface contact environmental testing.

       

       

    Specifications
    • Approved Environmental Marketing Claim (EMC)
      3M Petrifilm Plates provide a significantly more sustainable alternative to traditional agar tests for quantitative microbial indicator testing of food and beverages. Reducing: 66% Waste 75% Greenhouse Gas Emissions 76% Energy Use 79% Water
    • Brand
      3M™ Petrifilm™
    • Environmental claim being made
      Yes
    • Environmental claim relates to
      Product
    • Evidence for Claim
      Self Certified
    • Product Type
      Test
    • Quantity
      50 plates/box, 500 plates/case
    • Recommended Industry
      Meat, Pet Food & Animal Feed, Prepared & Processed Foods
    • Test Type
      Environmental, Food & Beverage
    Details
    • Provides results in 24 hours (excluding dairy powders) of incubation time.
    • Plates are sample-ready, eliminating the time-consuming, cumbersome step of preparing media/agar dishes.
    • Can be used with the 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plate Reader for consistent, fast, automated reading and recording of results.
    • This plate has been awarded Official Methods of Analysis (OMA) #2015.13.
    • 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plates use 75% less energy, use 79% less water, produce 75% less greenhouse gases and result in 66% less waste (by weight and volume) compared to competitive agar methods.
    • Companies worldwide trust 3M Petrifilm Plates to provide accurate, efficient, consistent results.

    3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Aerobic Count Plates (RAC) feature technology that facilitates colony enumeration in just 24 hours for most food matrices / environmental samples and resists distortion caused by spreader colonies.

    Aerobic count bacteria are present in a variety of food matrices and serve as indicators for food spoilage. Getting accurate aerobic bacteria counts in your raw materials, finished product and production environment are critical to making time-sensitive decisions that impact process control, cleaning decisions and, ultimately, product quality and safety.

    3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Aerobic Count Plates are a sample-ready, culture medium system, which contain nutrients, a coldwater-soluble gelling agent, and a dual-sensing indicator technology that facilitate colony enumeration in 24 hours for most food matrices and environmental samples. Proven as reliable as the SMA plate method, 3M Petrifilm Rapid Aerobic Count Plates help agar users avoid costly retesting and delayed results due to interpretation issues caused by spreader colonies.

    The 3M Petrifilm Rapid Aerobic Count Plate can also be read using the 3M Petrifilm Plate Reader which provides consistent, fast, automated reading and recording of results of 3M Petrifilm Plates (Aerobic Count, Rapid Aerobic Count, Coliform Count, E. coli/Coliform Count, Enterobacteriaceae Count and Select E. coli Count ) in 4 seconds.

    The 3M Petrifilm Plate Advantage

    In today’s environment of heightened focus on food safety and increasingly stringent quality requirements, labs are under pressure to provide tests that are fast, reliable and consistently accurate. 3M Petrifilm Plates have demonstrated consistent performance that has been cited globally with more than 200 certificates, recognitions, validations, and peer-review publications. For more than 30 years, food safety professionals around the world have put their trust in 3M Petrifilm Plates. That’s because 3M Petrifilm Plates have streamlined, standardized and simplified the process of microbial quantitative indicator testing, improving productivity and helping ensure the highest levels of product quality.

    Customer Reviews
    • bvseo_sdk, java_sdk, bvseo-3.2.0
    • CLOUD, getContent, 67ms
    • REVIEWS, PRODUCT
    • bvseo-msg: The resource to the URL or file is currently unavailable.;
    Product Support

    Specific product and application questions

    SEND US A MESSAGEChat Us
    Product Support1-800-328-6553
    Sales Support1-866-290-0795

    Message Us

    We welcome your questions and comments about 3M Products and only use the information you provide to respond to your message.

    All fields are required unless indicated optional.

    • The information you provide on this Contact Us form will be used to respond to your request and as further described in our  Internet Privacy Policy.

      Please be aware that this information (including the original and the subsequent reply) may be transferred to a server located in the U.S. for metrics and storage. If you do not consent to this use of your personal information, please do not use the Contact Us system.

    Follow Us
    The brands listed above are trademarks of 3M.