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MC-Media Pad® tests are designed for convenient and reliable testing of E.coli, Yeast and Mold, Coliform, Staphylococcus Aureus, or aerobic microbial contamination in food and beverage products. MC-Media Pad® for testing of coliform, aerobic microbial contamination and yeast & mold is now available in the US and Canada.

The pads have a multilayer structure, which allows the sample to diffuse into the pad evenly without intervention. The use of specific indicators and chromogenic media means that the read-out is clear and rapid.


These pads have a long shelf life, are stackable and are much smaller than standard agar plates:

  • Shelf life of up to 3 years
  • Reduced storage space required
  • Storage between 2 – 15°C
  • Opened packages can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 weeks
  • Use straight out of the fridge – no need to wait for equilibration
  • Use less space in the incubator

Regulatory Compliance

MC-Media Pads are compliant to international standards in food and beverages industry.

Name International standards
MC-Media Pad® Staphylococcus Aureus AOAC® RI Certificate number: 051704
MicroVal 2015LR56
MC-Media Pad® Rapid Aerobic Count AOAC® RI Certificate number: 091702
AOAC® OMA Method number: 2019.02
MicroVal: 2015LR52
MC-Media Pad® Coliform AOAC® RI Certificate number: 100402
MicroVal: on-going
MC-Media Pad® E.coli & Coliform AOAC® RI certificate number: 070901
MicroVal: on-going
MC-Media Pad® Yeast & Mold AOAC® RI Certificate number: 111401
AOAC® OMA Method number 2018.02
MicroVal: 2015LR51

Color-coded MC-Media Pads

  • Food & Beverage
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