24hr Enumeration of Enterobacteriaceae

3M™ Petrifilm Enterobacteriaceae

Rapid, Accurate Results

EB Enterobacteriaceae with incubation time

3M Petrifilm Enterobacteriaceae count plates are used for the enumeration of Enterobacteriaceae in the food, beverage and bottled water industries. The plates can be used to determine a source of contamination from environmental surfaces, raw materials, food products and bottled water. The enumeration will include all coliforms as well as potential pathogens such as Salmonella and Shigella.

A sample-ready culture medium which eliminates media production and quality control. The plates contain modified Violet REd Bile Glucose (VRBG) nutrients, a cold-water-soluble gelling agent, and a tetrazolium indicator that facilitates colony enumeration. 

Enterobacteriaceae are oxidase negative, gram negative rods that ferment glucose to produce acid and / or gas. Enterobacteriaceae colonies will appear as red colonies associated with yellow zone, red colonies associated with gas bubbles, red colonies associated with yellow zones and with gas bubbles. 

3M Petrifilm Enterobacteriaceae count plates can also be read using the 3M Petrifilm Reader which provides consistent automated reading and recording of results within 4 seconds. 


  • Results in 24 hours
  • Can be used with the 3M Petrifilm Reader


Enterobacteriaceae results in 3 easy steps: -

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3M Petrifilm Enterobacteriaceae Interpretation Guide

3M Petrifilm Enterobacteriaceae Instruction

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3M Petrifilm pH Adjustments

3M Petrifilm Brochure

3M Petrifilm Certification, Recognition, and Validation

3M Petrifilm Reference Guide


Ordering Details: -

  • 3M6420          Pack size: 50
  • 3M6421          Pack size: 1000








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