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3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Aerobic Count Plates

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  • Provides results as soon as 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.for Selected Food NF VALIDATION 3M 01/17-11/16 for Dairy products by AFNOR Certification
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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.

     

     

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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, 3M Petrifilm Plates provide a sustainable alternative to traditional agar tests for microbial testing of food and beverages. Reducing: 66% Waste, 75% Greenhouse Gas Emissions, 76% Energy Use and 79% Water
Brand
3M™ Petrifilm™
Manufacturing Segment
Post-Chill, Pre-Chill, Ready-to-cook
Product Type
Test
Quantity
50 plates/box, 500 plates/case
Recommended Industry
Bakery, Beverage & Bottled Water, Chemicals, Confectionary, Dairy, Eggs, Fruits & Vegetables, Grain & Oilseed Milling Sector, Meat, Nutraceuticals, Nuts, Pet Food & Animal Feed, Poultry, Prepared & Processed Foods, Seafood
Test Type
Environmental, Environmental Test, Food & Beverage
Details
  • Provides results as soon as 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.for Selected Food NF VALIDATION 3M 01/17-11/16 for Dairy products by AFNOR Certification
  • Dual-sensing indicator technology that facilitate colony enumeration
  • Food processors and contract labs worldwide trust 3M Petrifilm Plates to provide accurate, efficient, consistent results.

3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Aerobic Count Plates 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.

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