Food safety testing technology: how to get fast results.

March 23, 2018 Ana Maria Lozano

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.

one male and two female scientists in lab

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.

Contact a 3M food safety testing technology expert.

For more information about how 3M can speed up your food safety testing, fill out the form below.

 

About the Author

Ana Maria Lozano

[enBio=A microbiologist by trade, Ana Maria has over 12 years of experience working in the food industry, including dairy products, ice cream, water, condiment and dressing products. Her diverse expertise ranges from quality assurance, quality control, good manufacturing practices (GMPs), good laboratory practices (GLPs), hazard analysis critical control point (HACCP) system, and research and development. She’s also an internal auditor of ISO9001 and SQF practitioner. ],[enJob=Professional Services Representative, Food Safety Division, 3M Canada],[frBio=Microbiologiste de profession, Ana Maria possède 12 années d’expérience au sein de l’industrie alimentaire, y compris dans les domaines des produits laitiers, de la crème glacée, de l’eau, des condiments et des pansements. Sa vaste expertise inclut l’assurance de la qualité, le contrôle de la qualité, les bonnes pratiques de fabrication, les bonnes pratiques de laboratoire, l’analyse des risques aux points critiques (HACCP) et la recherche et le développement. Elle est également vérificatrice interne relativement à la norme ISO 9001 et praticienne SQF. Ana Maria joue un rôle actif au sein de la communauté de la microbiologie à titre de membre de l’AMQ (Association des microbiologistes du Québec).],[frJob=Représentante des Services professionnels, Division des produits de sécurité alimentaire, Compagnie 3M Canada]

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