3M Petrifilm™ Aerobic Count (AC) Plates

Code: 3MAC
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  • Aerobic Count results in 48 hours - 72hours.
  • Plates are sample-ready, eliminating the time-consuming, cumbersome step of preparing media/agar dishes.
  • Can be used with the 3M Petrifilm Plate Reader for consistent, fast, automated reading and recording of results.
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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 colours 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.

Recommended Industries for Aerobic Count Plates: Bakery, Beverage & Bottled Water, Chemicals, Confectionary, Dairy, Eggs, Fruits & Vegetables, Grain & Oilseed Milling Sector, Meat, Nutraceuticals, Nuts, Pet Food & Animal Feed, Poultry, Prepared & Processed Foods, Seafood

3M Petrifilm Rapid Aerobic Count Plates are fast, accurate, sample-ready culture medium systems. They contain nutrients, a cold-water-soluble gelling agent, and a dual-sensing indicator technology that allows you to easily count colonies in just 24 hours for most food matrices. Faster results and less labour mean more time and resources for monitoring your processes, ensuring tighter process control and improving product quality.

Benefits

  • Aerobic Count results in 48 hours - 72hours.
  • Plates are sample-ready, eliminating the time-consuming, cumbersome step of preparing media/agar dishes.
  • Can be used with the 3M Petrifilm Plate Reader for consistent, fast, automated reading and recording of results.

Method: AOAC® Official Method of Analysis

  • Milk and Dairy Products: 48h ± 3h at 32°C ± 1°C
  • All Other Foods: 48h ± 3h at 35°C ± 1°C

NF Validation by AFNOR Certification

  • For All Foods: 72h ± 3h at 30°C ± 1°C
  • All Foods Except Dairy and Raw Shellfish: 48h ± 3h at 30°C ± 1°C

Incubation: Stacks of 20 or less

Optimum pH Range: 6.6–7.2

Recommended Counting Range: 

Counting Area: 20cm2

Spreader Type: 3M™ Petrifilm™ Flat Spreader

The innovative 3M Petrifilm Count Plates range offers a fast, easy to use, reliable and accurate disposable microbiological counting system. Petrifilm count plates are designed to improve testing efficiency and reduce operational costs versus traditional methods, helping contract and in-house laboratories increase productivity and profitability./p>

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