3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Aerobic Count Plates

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  • Provides results within 24 hours of incubation time (except for dairy powders).
  • 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 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
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Petrifilm™
Manufacturing Segment
Environmental Monitoring, Packaging & Storage Testing, Post-Chill, Pre-Chill, Raw Milk Reception, Ready-to-cook
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 within 24 hours of incubation time (except for dairy powders).
  • 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
  • Companies worldwide trust 3M Petrifilm Plates to provide accurate, efficient, consistent results.

3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Aerobic Count (RAC) plates offer technology that facilitates colony enumeration in as little as 24 hours for most food matrices / environmental samples and resists distortion caused by widespread 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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