3M™ Petrifilm® Rapid Aerobic Count Plates

Item No.  700005496  |  Catalog No.  6478

  • Provides results within 24 hours of incubation time (except for dairy powders).
  • Plates are sample-ready, eliminating the time-consuming, cumbersome step of preparing media/agar dishes
  • Can be used with the 3M™ Petrifilm® Plate Reader Advanced for consistent, fast, automated reading and recording of results
  • This plate has been awarded Official Methods of Analysis (OMA) #2015.13.for Selected Food NF VALIDATION 3M 01/17-11/16 for Dairy products by AFNOR Certification
  • Dual-sensing indicator technology that facilitate colony enumeration
  • Companies worldwide trust 3M Petrifilm Plates to provide accurate, efficient, consistent results.
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Aerobic count bacteria are present in a variety of food matrices and serve as indicators for food spoilage. Getting accurate aerobic bacteria counts in your raw materials, finished product and production environment are critical to making time sensitive decisions that impact process control, cleaning decisions and, ultimately, product quality and safety.

3M™ Petrifilm® Rapid Aerobic Count Plates are a sample ready, culture medium system, which contain nutrients, a coldwater soluble gelling agent, and a dual sensing indicator technology that facilitate colony enumeration in 24 hours for most food matrices and environmental samples. Proven as reliable as the SMA plate method, 3M Petrifilm Rapid Aerobic Count Plates help agar users avoid costly retesting and delayed results due to interpretation issues caused by spreader colonies.

The 3M Petrifilm Rapid Aerobic Count Plate can also be read using the 3M Petrifilm Plate Reader Advanced which provides consistent, fast, automated reading and recording of results of 3M Petrifilm Plates (Aerobic Count, Rapid Aerobic Count, Coliform Count, E. coli/Coliform Count, Enterobacteriaceae Count, Lactic Acid Bacteria Count, and Select E. coli Count ) in six seconds or less.

The 3M Petrifilm Plate Advantage

In today’s environment of heightened focus on food safety and increasingly stringent quality requirements, labs are under pressure to provide tests that are fast, reliable and consistently accurate. 3M Petrifilm Plates have demonstrated consistent performance that has been cited globally with more than 200 certificates, recognitions, validations, and peer review publications. For more than 35 years, food safety professionals around the world have put their trust in 3M Petrifilm Plates. That’s because 3M Petrifilm Plates have streamlined, standardized and simplified the process of microbial quantitative indicator testing, improving productivity and helping ensure the highest levels of product quality.

Brand Petrifilm®
Analyte Aerobic
Quantity per Package 50 plates
Package Dimensions 196.00 mm x 171.00 mm x 44.00 mm
Package Weight 0.50 lb


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