Plates are sample-ready, eliminating the time-consuming, cumbersome step of preparing media/agar dishes
Unique system to facilitate the enumation of S. aereus
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
Food processors and contract labs worldwide trust 3M Petrifilm Plates to provide accurate, efficient, consistent results
3M™ Petrifilm™ Staph Express Count Plates provide Staphylococcus aureus results. S. aureus appears as distinctive red-violet colonies. Other colonies have to be checked using the Staph express disk.
If you encounter high background flora in your staph testing, the 3M™ Petrifilm™ Staph Express Disk can be used to identify Staph aureus from all suspect colonies.
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.