3M™ Petrifilm™ Enterobacteriaceae
Rapid, Accurate Results
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.
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