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3M - Petrifilm - Lactic Acid Bacteria Count Plate

The 3M™ Petrifilm™ Lactic Acid Bacteria Count Plate is a time-saving, sample-ready plate designed to determine total lactic acid bacteria populations in food and environmental samples. Every day, food processors, retailers and consumers are forced to throw out food spoiled with lactic acid bacteria. These normally useful bacteria can cause undesirable changes to ready-to-eat meats and seafood, dressings and sauces, vegetables and many other processed foods. This not only contributes to food waste and costly recalls, but can also damage your brand reputation. 3M science brings you a better way to test for lactic acid bacteria in your food products, raw materials and production environment without the hassle of traditional agar methods – 3M™ Petrifilm™ Lactic Acid Bacteria Count Plates. These ready-to-use plates simplify the testing process and give accurate results in less time, helping you reduce waste, minimize recalls and protect your reputation in the marketplace.

  • Self-contained anaerobic environment enabled by oxygen-scavenging technology and oxygen-barrier films. No gas packs, chambers, or CO₂ incubators needed.
  • Results in 48 hours of incubation time.
  • Ready-to-use plates eliminates the need for labor intensive media preparation, special diluents and sample pH adjustment.
  • All-in-one method for differentiation of gas-producing colonies without Durham tubes or extra steps.
  • Proven reliability versus MRS and APT agar methods. Can be used to test a broad range of foods and environmental samples.
  • 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plates use 75% less energy, use 79% less water, produce 75% less greenhouse gases and result in 66% less waste (by weight and volume) compared to competitive agar methods.
  • Companies worldwide trust 3M Petrifilm Plates to provide accurate, efficient, consistent results.
  • Biopharmaceutical and Biotechnology
  • Chemical
  • Cosmetics & Personal Care
  • Education & Academics
  • Food & Beverage
  • Medical
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Polymers, Plastics and Rubbers
3M3M is a leader of innovative solutions that help the food and beverage industries optimize the quality of their products to enable consumer protection. At every step, 3M provides solutions that help mitigate risk, improve operational efficiencies and impact the bottom line.
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