INDICATOR ORGANISM TESTING

The 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plates are a thin film, sample ready, dehydrated versions of the conventional Petri dish agar plate, which are ready to use immediately after taking them out of their packets and have several advantages over conventional agar plates. The 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plates are used to test/study organism which is too small to see with the naked eye – microorganism

These include built-in biochemical confirmation, ease of preparation and use, and smaller volume requirements e.g. 10 Petrifilm Plates take the same space as a single Petri dish agar plates. 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plates are especially well-suited to quantitative tests in microbiology, they also have an international recognition by AOAC (North American technical validation system) and AFNOR, and are widely used in industries in Australia and internationally.

The 3M™ Petrifilm™ Aerobic Count Plate enumerates total aerobic bacteria present in the sample tested. Following a simple protocol, they can also be used for enumerating anaerobic bacteria for processed meats and in high acid foods. Fast, Accurate, Results in 48 hours (U.S. AOAC®)

The 3M™ Petrifilm™ Enterobacteriaceae Count Plates are an effective method to assess environments such as post-process food contact surfaces, and help you quickly determine potential sources of contamination. This plate enumerates all coliforms as well as potential pathogens such as Salmonella, Shigella and Yersinia. Fast, accurate, results in as few as 22 hours

In as little as 22 hours, the 3M™ Petrifilm™ Coliform Count Plate identifies coliform levels in raw materials, in-process/finished product, and plant environment/equipment. The 3M™ Petrifilm™ Coliform Count plate gives results in 24 hours providing an indication of sanitation or processing issues. Fast, Accurate, Results in as few as 22 hours

The 3M™ Petrifilm™ E.coli/Coliform Count Plate identifies both E.coli and other coliforms with confirmed results in just 24-48 hours. The 3M™ Petrifilm™ E.coli/Coliform Count Plate identifies both E.coli and other coliforms with confirmed results in just 24-48 hours.

The 3M™ Petrifilm™ Select E coli count plates enumerate E. coli in just 24 hours. The 3M™ Petrifilm™ Select E coli is a specific test for E. coli, only and contains a ß-glucuronidase indicator.

It is easy to count yeast and mould colonies on Petrifilm Yeast and Mould count plates. An indicator dye stains yeast and mould colonies to provide contrast and facilitate counting. To ensure optimum growth, incubate 3M™ Petrifilm™ Yeast and Mould Count Plates at 20°C-25°C (room temperature), and check plates for growth at both 3 and 5 days.

3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Yeast and Mold Count Plates simplify and accelerate detection. Featuring a new indicator technology that makes colonies easier to interpret, these completely sample-ready plates return results in just 48 hours.

By accommodating a 5ml sample, the 3M™ Petrifilm™ High-Sensitivity Coliform Count Plate allows for the detection of low levels of coliforms in 24 hours. Fast, accurate, results in 24 hours

The 3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Coliform Count Plate may detect coliform in as little as 6 hours. The 3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Coliform Count Plate is designed to provide a fast, accurate result in 6-24 hours. High coliform contamination can be detected beginning at six hours, with presumptive coliforms being recorded at 14 hours.

3M™ Petrifilm™ Staph Express Count Plates streamline your staph testing by providing fast confirmed results in a few steps. Distinctive red-violet colonies make interpretation very easy. Fast, accurate, results in as little as 22 hours.

The 3M Petrifilm Staph Express Disk should be used whenever colonies other than red-violet are present on the plate — for example, black or blue-green colonies — as they may obscure S. aureus. Black colonies may or may not be S. aureus. Blue-green colonies are not S. aureus.

3M™ Petrifilm™ Environmental Listeria detects Listeria in environmental samples. Provides Quantitative, Semi-Quantitative and Qualitative results in 26-30 hours. No enrichment required.

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.

Self-contained anaerobic environment enabled by oxygen-scavenging technology and oxygen-barrier films. No gas packs, chambers, or CO₂ incubators needed.

Results in 48 hours of incubation time.

Ready-to-use plates eliminates the need for labor intensive media preparation, special diluents and sample pH adjustment.

All-in-one method for differentiation of gas-producing colonies without Durham tubes or extra steps.

Proven reliability versus MRS and APT agar methods. Can be used to test a broad range of foods and environmental samples.

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.

Results in 3-5 days.

Detects heterotrophic bacteria in bottled water.

Plates are sample-ready, eliminating the time-consuming, cumbersome step of preparing media/agar dishes.

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.

Confirmed Enterobacteriaceae results in 48 hours.

Detects Enterobacteriaceae in bottled water.

Plates are sample-ready, eliminating the time-consuming, cumbersome step of preparing media/agar dishes.

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.

Confirmed coliform results in 24 hours.

Detects coliforms in bottled water.

Plates are sample-ready, eliminating the time-consuming, cumbersome step of preparing media/agar dishes.

This plate has been awarded AOAC® Performance Tested Methods℠ (PTM) Certificate #091101.

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.

Results in 3-5 days.

Detects yeast and mold in bottled water.

Plates are sample-ready, eliminating the time-consuming, cumbersome step of preparing media/agar dishes.

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.

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