Partnering with food processors

Nobody knows your organisation's needs better than you.
At 3M, we are here as your food safety partner to find the right 3M solution that works for you and helps to keep your food safe, protect your consumers and your business.

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Helping your food safety program succeed

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A food safety partner you can rely on to meet the challenges of your industry head on

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    • Under constant pressure. Working to the highest standards. Protecting your brand and your consumers. Working
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      We know there are many challenges food producers face. 3M Food Safety testing solutions can help you overcome some of those challenges and support your company’s success. As your food safety partner, you can rely on 3M products throughout your production process.

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    End-to-end food safety solutions

    Our wide range of products and solutions can help you at every stage in your manufacturing process. It’s a holistic approach that just works.

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    Quality you can trust

    We take food safety as seriously as you do. We work to the highest standards, and that’s reflected in the quality of our products. And in the quality of your results, too.

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    The science of safety

    Our rigorous research and development program means our products are at the cutting edge of innovation. Work with us to stay ahead of the food safety game.

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    Leverage our expertise

    We’ve been industry innovators for over 30 years, and we’re constantly looking for ways to help you work better. Our knowledge and experience can help drive your success.

See how 3M helps in your industry

3M solutions are used by experts across a wide range of food and beverage industries to help keep food safe.
From beef to biscuits, cheese to chocolate, salad to sandwiches or turkey to tinned soup, we are here to help you.
Take a look at some examples of how 3M supports different areas of food and beverage production.

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    Dairy Industry
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    Meat Industry
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Dairy

Dairy runs on a different clock

In dairy, time is everything. You need results and you need them fast. When you partner with 3M, you leverage the latest advances in food safety technology.
3M’s rapid testing solutions lead the industry in both accuracy and speed. So you can stay ahead of the dairy clock with confidence.

Bringing dairy products to the table quickly and safely is a big responsibility – and we are here to help. From raw milk reception, to environmental monitoring, to
packing and storing your products, our complete range of food safety solutions can help you streamline every stage of your dairy workflow.

View the whole process as an infographic (PDF 1MB) or discover a system that works with your workflow — find a 3M Food Safety product for every step of your dairy manufacturing process:

Dive deeper into food safety for dairy processors

Access our free resources for dairy processors that can help with your testing needs.

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  • Whitepaper: Evaluation of Aerobic Plate Count Media for Consistency

    Selecting the appropriate method for Aerobic Plate Count (APC) testing can be challenging as there are various testing methods from rapid automated methods to traditional cultural methods. It’s important for a laboratory to understand which method best fits their needs.

    Read how three global Standard Methods Agar manufacturer’s products were compared to 3M™ Petrifilm™ Aerobic Count Plate to determine if there are differences in each media’s performance when evaluating consistency (PDF 1MB).

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Meat

Get meat right

In meat processing, there’s no room for error. And time is never on your side. You need precise results and consistent data, so you’ll always know your product is good to go.

3M's complete line of quality indicator tests, pathogen tests and hygiene monitoring systems allows meat manufacturers to monitor critical control points, finished product and plant environment. Standardised technology and streamlined, easy to use systems deliver reliable, accurate results in less time. Enabling you to make the right decisions with confidence.

View the whole process as an infographic (PDF 1MB) or discover a system that works with your workflow — find a 3M Food Safety product for every step of your meat manufacturing process:

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  • STEC and Salmonella in beef and poultry matrices Whitepaper
  • White Paper: Evaluation of 3M™ Molecular Detection System for the detection of STEC and Salmonella in beef and poultry matrices

    Read the comparison study of the 3M™ Molecular Detection System to traditional Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) technology using the new STEC and Salmonella assay (PDF 1MB).

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  • White Paper: Managing Food Safety Contamination Risks in Meat Processing

    In this white paper (PDF 1MB), we cover some of the most essential safety considerations meat processing companies need to be aware of while planning out new facility layouts or implementing safe practices in existing ones:

    • Key contamination challenges
    • 10 principles for designing a sanitary environment
    • How to leverage an environmental monitoring programme

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Free environmental monitoring handbook

Your comprehensive resource for environmental monitoring in the food and beverage industries. Created for food safety professionals, and developed in partnership with Cornell
University and other industry experts, our in-depth 122 page handbook will give you useful guidance on building and implementing a holistic environmental monitoring program.

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Build your holistic program for environmental monitoring

Explore our in-depth 122 page handbook covering the following topics:

  • Hygiene and allergen monitoring
  • Indicator organisms, Pathogen testing, Spoilage organisms
  • Environmental sampling guidance
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Food safety testing solutions you can trust

Discover the right products for you.

  • 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plates

    Free up your lab to focus on quality and efficiency.

    • Ready to use - no media prep required
    • Validated and accurate testing
    • Simple workflow - inoculate, incubate, interpret

    Find out more about indicator testing

  • 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plate Reader Advanced

    Fast and accurate colony counting.

    • Save counting time—reader enumerates plates in 6 seconds or less
    • Drive accuracy with reduced risk of human error
    • Software simplifies results storage and offers data analytics

    Find out more about lab automation

  • 3M™ Molecular Detection System

    Accurate and reliable pathogen testing.

    • Ready-to-use assays
    • Single post-enrichment protocol for all pathogens
    • Same or next day results for most matrices

    Find out more about pathogen testing

  • 3M™ Clean-Trace™ Hygiene Monitoring & Management System

    Simply and quickly verify cleaning effectiveness.

    • Accurate and consistent results
    • Fast time to result
    • Designed to deliver high-quality performance

    Find out more about hygiene monitoring

  • 3M™ Sample Collection, Preparation & Processing

    Better samples create better results.

    • Standardise your sampling procedure and drive consistency
    • High-quality materials for more effective collection
    • Designed for efficiency and ease of use for faster sampling

    Find out more about sample collection

  • 3M™ Allergen Testing

    Qualitative, rapid, lateral-flow and quantitative ELISA immunoassays.

    • Tests processed or unprocessed foods
    • Lateral flow hook line fail-safe feature
    • Versatility across sample types

    Find out more about allergen testing

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Protecting the world’s food supply is a big responsibility — but we’re here
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software support, and exceptional service.

From purchase, through to installation and ongoing support, we’ll help you
mitigate risk and improve operations — every batch, every shift, every
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  • 3M offers a broad range of products - from separation, filtration & purification products to personal protective equipment, surface & floor cleaning products to durable label and packaging solutions - that support food and beverage manufacturers. Take a look at how 3M can support you. (PDF 6MB)

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