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3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid E. coli/Coliform Count Plates

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  • E. coli and coliform results in 18-24 hours
  • Plates are sample-ready, eliminating the time-consuming, cumbersome step of preparing media/agar dishes.
  • Food processors and contract labs worldwide trust 3M Petrifilm Plates to provide accurate, efficient, consistent results.
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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
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3M™ Petrifilm™
Manufacturing Segment
Post-Chill, Pre-Chill, Ready-to-cook, Ready-to-eat
Quantity
50 plates/box, 500 plates/case
Recommended Industry
Bakery, Beverage & Bottled Water, Confectionary, Dairy, Eggs, Fruits & Vegetables, Meat, Nutraceuticals, Pet Food & Animal Feed, Poultry, Seafood
Storage Temperature
Store between -20°C to 8°C
Test Type
Environmental Test
Details
  • E. coli and coliform results in 18-24 hours
  • Plates are sample-ready, eliminating the time-consuming, cumbersome step of preparing media/agar dishes.
  • Food processors and contract labs worldwide trust 3M Petrifilm Plates to provide accurate, efficient, consistent results.

3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid E. coli/Coliform Count Plates provide a cost-effective, convenient and reliable method for testing equipment, raw materials, food products and manufacturing environmental samples.

The 3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid E. coli / Coliform Count (REC) Plate is a selective and differential sample-ready-culture medium system which contains proprietary nutrients, a cold-water-soluble gelling agent, 5-bromo-4-chloro-3-indolyl-D-glucuronide (BCIG) an indicator of glucuronidase activity, and a tetrazolium indicator that facilitates colony enumeration. The 3M Petrifilm REC Plate is used for the enumeration of Escherichia coli (E. coli) and coliforms in the food and beverage industries.

These plates provide both E. coli and total coliform count information with confirmed in just 18-24 hours. By eliminating subsequent confirmation steps required with most traditional reference methods, the 3M Petrifilm Rapid E. coli/Coliform Count Plates can help increase productivity and reduce overall lab costs.

Three Steps Offer Fast and Easy-to-Interpret Results:

  • 1) Inoculate.
  • 2) Incubate.
  • 3) Interpret: Review the interpretation guide


3M Petrifilm Plates have demonstrated consistent performance that has been cited globally with more than 200 certificates, recognitions, validations, and peer-review publications (Link to validations section)

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