Bakers Journal

3M Petrifilm Aerobic Count Plate

July 8, 2015
By Bakers Journal

The 3M Petrifilm Aerobic Count Plate, first announced 30 years ago, has provided a longstanding solution to ensuring the quality and safety of food manufacturers’ products while also freeing space and productivity in their labs.

Building on this legacy, 3M is launching the 3M Petrifilm Rapid Aerobic Count Plate in Canada, which can detect aerobic bacteria counts in just 24 hours for most food matrices. This will serve as the next generation of 3M’s trusted, accurate and easy test technology. PetrifilmRACplate GroupShotOutlined11

What specific improvements exist with the new 3M Petrifilm Rapid Aerobic Count Plate? Here are some of the ways the technology has been improved to provide a better user experience:

  • Faster results – The device allows for faster results and less labor meaning more time and resources for monitoring processes, ensuring tighter process control and improving product quality. The faster result times help to improve productivity overall and decrease retesting costs.
  • Easier interpretation – The unique technology leverages a dual-sensing indicator technology that resists distortion often caused by spreader colonies and makes it easier to interpret the results of testing.
  • Easier to use – An added foam barrier around the inoculation area makes the process easier.
  • Broader performance – The device can be used on all foods.

Showcasing the immense value of the product, it has recently received certification from the AOAC International Performance Tested Methods (PTM) program inserts. Specific studies performed as part of this certification involved comparison tests to the FDA BAM and USDA reference methods, along with robustness and lot-to-lot/stability testing.


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