Understanding the differences between 3M Petrifilm Plates
Compare 3M Petrifilm Rapid Plates with 3M Petrifilm Standard Plates to determine which quality indicator testing solutions best fits your needs.
E. coli and coliform results in 18-24 hours
Plates are sample-ready, eliminating all the time-consuming steps of preparing media/agar dishes
This plate provides flexibility with validated performance at both ISO and FDA/BAM temperatures, and a single incubation time for both E. coli and coliform
This plate has been awarded Official Methods of Analysis (OMA) #2018.13 for broad range of foods and select environmental surfaces
and MicroVal certificate no. 2017LR76 for a broad range of foods and select environmental surfaces by Lloyd's Register Nederland B.V. following ISO 16140-2
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:
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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