- Aerobic Count results as soon as 48 hours.
- Plates are sample-ready, eliminating the time-consuming, cumbersome step of preparing media/agar dishes.
- It can be used with the 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plate Reader for consistent, fast, automated reading and recording of results.
- This plate has been awarded Official Methods of Analysis (OMA) #986.33 for Milk (OMA) #989.10 for Dairy products (OMA) #990.12 for Food NF VALIDATION certificate: 3M 01/01-09/89 by AFNOR Certification for All human food products, pet food, industrial environmental samples.
- Food processors and Contract labs worldwide trust 3M Petrifilm Plates to provide accurate, efficient, consistent results.
The 3M™ Petrifilm™ Aerobic Count Plate is a time-saving, sample-ready plate designed to determine total aerobic bacteria populations.
A built-in grid facilitates counting colonies, helping to provide fast, precise and consistent results. Each 3M Petrifilm Aerobic Count Plate contains a water-soluble gelling agent, nutrients and indicator — all the components needed for microbial growth with no agar preparation required.
The 3M Petrifilm Aerobic Count Plate provides total aerobic count in as little as 48 hours. A red indicator dye in the plate colors all colonies red for better contrast and easier colony counting. The red colonies are also easily distinguished from opaque food particles that can cause confusion when using other plating methods.
In addition, 3M Petrifilm Aerobic Count Plates can be used to aerobically or anaerobically enumerate lactic acid bacteria in food and environmental samples.
Three Easy Steps Offer Fast, Easy-to-Interpret Results:*
- Inoculate – 3M Petrifilm Aerobic Count Plates are easy to inoculate. Lift the top film and add the sample.
- Incubate – The space-saving design minimizes incubator space requirements.
- Interpret – Count the red colonies; a built-in grid simplifies counting, giving you fast, precise, and consistent results.
Refer to instructions for use for additional information and more details on validations.
The 3M Petrifilm Aerobic Count Plate can also be read using the 3M Petrifilm Plate Reader which provides consistent, fast, automated reading and recording of results of 3M Petrifilm Plates (Aerobic Count, Rapid Aerobic Count, Coliform Count, E. coli/Coliform Count, Enterobacteriaceae Count and Select E. coli Count ) in 4 seconds.
The Advantage of 3M Petrifilm Plate
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.
Specifications of Petrifilm Aerobic Count Plate
- Approved Environmental Marketing Claim (EMC): 3M Petrifilm Plates provide a significantly more sustainable alternative to traditional agar tests for quantitative microbial indicator testing of food and beverages. Reducing: 66% Waste 75% Greenhouse Gas Emissions 76% Energy Use 79% Water
- Brand: 3M™
- Manufacturing Segment: Environmental Monitoring, Packaging & Storage Testing, Post-Chill, Pre-Chill, Raw Milk Reception, Ready-to-cook
- Quantity: 50 Plates/Box
- Recommended Industry: Bakery, Beverage & Bottled Water, Confectionary, Dairy, Eggs, Fruits & Vegetables, Grain & Oilseed Milling Sector, Meat, Nutraceuticals, Nuts, Pet Food & Animal Feed, Poultry, Seafood, Paint Etc.
- Test Type: Environmental Test