Every day, you’re under increased pressure to have faster food safety and quality testing results. But, it’s important that your choice of test provides both speed and accuracy.
Inaccurate test results can have negative repercussions on both your customers, and their customers. On one hand, food spoilage can degrade the overall look, taste, and feel of the products – impacting brand equity and loyalty. On the other hand, food contamination can cause foodborne illness.
As microbiologist, I know that waiting for test results can be one of the greatest hold-ups in supply chain. But what if you could cut down this time, and get the results you need faster?
A fast food safety testing technology.
The best way to save time in the food safety testing process is to shorten the time it takes for test results to process.
That’s why 3M has developed the 3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid E. coli/Coliform Count Plate. This new, all-in-one, easy-to-use food safety test for E. coli and coliforms provides rapid and reliable reads within just 18-24 hours.
Benefits of the 3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid E. coli/Coliform Count Plate.
In addition to lab productivity improvements and accelerated release time to market, the 3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid E. coli/Coliform Count Plate offers the following benefits:
- Simplicity: This new food safety testing method from 3M requires no prep time, no special equipment for enumeration, and doesn’t require pH Adjustment for matrices with a pH>5. This is a particularly critical improvement for companies processing acidic products.
- Range: The 3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid E. coli/Coliform Count Plate has validation for a wide incubation temperature range – covering most food safety testing methods for coliforms and E. coli around the world. This includes BAM, ISO 4832:2006, and ISO 16649-2:2001, and many matrices like dairy and meat products.
- Clarity: 3M’s food safety testing technology can clearly differentiate between E. coli and coliforms on the same plate for easy-to-read results.