The global food safety landscape is continuously changing. Are you keeping up? Unlike traditional agar methods, 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plates are ready to use — no prep required. Find new freedom with time to focus on what’s really important: quality and efficiency.
Selecting the appropriate method for Aerobic Plate Count (APC) testing can be challenging as there are various testing methods from rapid automated methods to traditional cultural methods. It’s important for a laboratory to understand which method best fits their needs. Read how three global Standard Methods Agar manufacturer’s products were compared to 3M Petrifilm Aerobic Count Plate to determine if there are differences in each media’s performance when evaluating consistency.
3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Plates produce results two times faster than traditional methods, so you can confidently make time-sensitive decisions.
Eliminate media prep — plates are ready to inoculate.
A compact incubator is all you need.
Indicator dyes facilitate colony counting.
Third-party validations such as AOAC confirm that the method has been scrutinized to prove that it is reliable, repeatable and has performed equal to or better than the reference method to which it was compared.
Confirms that the method has been tested in an independent laboratory. The method is reviewed yearly to ensure that there have been no changes to the method or quality assurance testing.
Ensures that the method will perform as stated in the instructions for use and that the method has been thoroughly tested in a collaborative study. Such collaboratively studied methods can then be included in Federal Code of Regulations, and federal agencies such as the FDA and USDA can add them to their code of approved methods, adding to the customer’s confidence in the product.
MicroVal is an international certification organization for the validation and approval of alternative methods for the microbiological analysis of food and beverages. A MicroVal Certificate shows that a proprietary method performs equally well as the traditional, internationally standardized method. MicroVal certificates are valid for four years upon which they can be renewed.
Methods carrying the NF mark have been thoroughly tested in a rigorous protocol that includes a method comparison and a collaborative study carried out by a certified expert laboratory. Also includes regular audits of manufacturing sites. NF certificate is valid for four years, then reevaluated and renewed, giving the customer confidence that the product’s performance remains consistent year after year.
Food spoilage can be microbiological or non-microbiological. Factors that contribute to microbial food spoilage include the nature of the food, pH, packaging environment, available water temperature and time.
Are you still using agar dishes for microbial indicator testing? If so, you're missing a big opportunity to not only boost your lab's productivity and accuracy, but also help meet your company's sustainability goals.
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