3M Food Safety has introduced the 3M Petrifilm Rapid E. coli/Coliform Count Plate, a two-in-one indicator test that provides both an E. coli and total coliform count in 18 to 24 hours. The new plate distinguishes E. coli from other coliform bacteria for a wide variety of food samples, allowing processors to operate more efficiently and ship their products sooner, the company said.
Available worldwide, the plate joins the growing family of 3M Petrifilm Plates providing rapid results. “Our aim, always, is to develop highly accurate tests and technologies that result in less waiting and increased efficiency for our customers,” said Chris Somero, 3M Food Safety marketing manager. “This new plate is an all-in-one, easy-to-use chromogenic solution that can immediately boost productivity and accelerate their products’ time to market.”
Customers from around the world were impressed with the 3M Petrifilm Rapid E. coli/Coliform Count Plate upon seeing a preview, the company said, adding that customers said they found it easy to use, and that the benefits of not having to incur the time and hassle of manually preparing agar or using special equipment to enumerate were just some of the advantages of the new plate.
3M Food Safety is pursuing a third-party harmonized AOAC/MicroVal validation (ISO 16140-2 protocol) for its new technology. To order the 3M Petrifilm Rapid E. coli/Coliform Count Plate, or learn more contact your local sales representative, call (800) 328-6553 or visit www.3M.com/foodsafety/RapidPetrifilmSolutions.