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    3M™ Petrifilm™ Plates

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    3M™ Petrifilm™ Plates are made for today’s food science.

    The global food safety landscape is continuously changing. Are you keeping up? Unlike traditional agar methods, 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plates are ready to use — no prep required. Each slim pack offers consistent, uniform testing media. Just open it up and get right to work. Find new freedom with time to focus on what’s really important: quality and efficiency. It’s time to take a fresh look at food safety.

      • Ready to use — reduce or eliminate time-consuming agar prep
      • Proven testing methods for consistent, reliable results
      • Compact size uses less storage/incubator space
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    Reliable consistency and fast results with 3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Plates.

    • 3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Plates produce results two times faster than traditional methods, so you can confidently make time-sensitive decisions.

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    Yeast & Mold

    • 3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Yeast and Mold Count Plate

      3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Yeast & Mold Count Plate

      Time to result: 48-72 hours

      Methods for Testing:
       

      • Environmental
      • Raw materials
      • Semi-finished goods
      • Finished goods

      Certifications & Validations:
       

      • AOAC® PTM Performance Tested Method℠
      • AOAC® OMA Official Method of Analysis℠
      • NF VALIDATION by AFNOR Certification

    Coliform

    • 3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Coliform Count Plate

      3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Coliform Count Plate

      Time to result: 14 hours

      Methods for Testing:
       

      • Environmental
      • Raw materials
      • Semi-finished goods
      • Finished goods

      Certifications & Validations:
       

      • AOAC® OMA Official Method of Analysis℠
      • NF VALIDATION by AFNOR Certification

    Aerobic

    • 3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Aerobic Count Plate

      3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Aerobic Count Plate

      Time to result: 24 hours

      Methods for Testing:
       

      • Environmental
      • Raw materials
      • Semi-finished goods
      • Finished goods

      Certifications & Validations:
       

      • AOAC® PTM Performance Tested Method℠
      • AOAC® OMA Official Method of Analysis℠
      • NF VALIDATION by AFNOR Certification
      • NCIMS

    E. coli/Coliform

    • 3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid E. coli/Coliform Count Plate

      3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid E. coli/Coliform Count Plate

      Time to result: 18-24 hours

      Methods for Testing:
       

      • Environmental
      • Raw materials
      • Semi-finished goods
      • Finished goods
      • Validated: MicroVal certification in accordance with EN ISO 16140-2, certificate n° 2017LR76. AOAC OMA official method 2018.13


    How to use 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plates.

    • 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plate being inoculated with no media prep.

      1. Inoculate

      Eliminate media prep — plates are ready to inoculate.

    • 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plate ready to go into compact incubator.

      2. Incubate

      A compact incubator is all you need.

    • 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plate being interpreted quickly and easily.

      3. Interpret

      Indicator dyes facilitate colony counting.

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    3M™ Petrifilm™ Plates: Certifications & Validations.

    • Third-party validations such as AOAC confirm that the method has been scrutinised to prove that it is reliable, repeatable and has performed equal to or better than the reference method to which it was compared.

    • AOAC® Performance Tested Method℠ (PTM)

      Confirms that the method has been tested in an independent laboratory. The method is reviewed yearly to ensure that there have been no changes to the method or quality assurance testing.

    • Ensures that the method will perform as stated in the instructions for use and that the method has been thoroughly tested in a collaborative study. Such collaboratively studied methods can then be included in Federal Code of Regulations, and federal agencies such as the FDA and USDA can add them to their code of approved methods, adding to the customer’s confidence in the product.

    • Methods carrying the NF mark have been thoroughly tested in a rigorous protocol that includes a method comparison and a collaborative study carried out by a certified expert laboratory. Also includes regular audits of manufacturing sites. NF certificate is valid for four years, then reevaluated and renewed, giving the customer confidence that the product’s performance remains consistent year after year.

    3M™ Petrifilm™ Plates: Food Spoilage.


    Get sustainable science.

    • River and forest representing 3M™ Petrifilm™ commitment to sustainability.

      Are you still using agar dishes for microbial indicator testing? If so, you're missing a big opportunity to not only boost your lab's productivity and accuracy, but also help meet your company's sustainability goals.

      3M™ Petrifilm™ Plates can reduce your environmental impact over using agar plates. Simply click the link below to see how much more eco-friendly you can be with 3M Petrifilm Plates. You might be in for a big surprise!

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