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    Petrifilm Plates winner of Edison Award

    3M™ Petrifilm™ Plates

    Winner of the 2019 Gold Edison Award. Get microbial counts for E. coli within 18-24 hours.

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    How do 3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Plates improve your operational efficiency?

    • Symbol for fast
      Fast

      • No prep required, ready-to-use testing media

      • Time-to-results is 18-72 hours

    • Symbol for accurate
      Accurate

      • Greater sensitivity

      • Uniform sample culture

    • Symbol for compact
      Compact

      • 2mm thin; takes up 85% less space than agar dishes

      • Saves incubator and storage space

    • Sustainable
      Sustainable

      • Uses 80% less water and reduces waste volume by 66%

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    Keep up with international food testing protocols using fast and accurate microbial testing methods. 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plates require no prep and can be used at critical steps of the production process. 

    With 3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Plates, you enjoy the same technology of the standard plates and get results in half the time. Protect your business and your customers, even when under pressure, with the help of this efficient and consistent testing method.  

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    Get reliably consistent and fast results with 3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Plates. It produces results two times faster than traditional methods so you can confidently make decisions to protect your customers and your brand.

    Yeast & Mold
    3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Yeast and Mold Count Plate

    3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Yeast & Mold Count Plate


    Time to result: 48-72 hours


    Methods for Testing:


    • Environmental
    • Raw materials
    • Semi-finished goods
    • Finished goods


    Certifications & Validations:


    • AOAC® PTM Performance Tested Method℠
    • AOAC® OMA Official Method of Analysis℠
    • NF VALIDATION by AFNOR Certification

    Coliform
    3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Coliform Count Plate

    3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Coliform Count Plate


    Time to result: 14 hours


    Methods for Testing:


    • Environmental
    • Raw materials
    • Semi-finished goods
    • Finished goods


    Certifications & Validations:


    • AOAC® OMA Official Method of Analysis℠
    • NF VALIDATION by AFNOR Certification

    Aerobic
    3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Aerobic Count Plate

    3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Aerobic Count Plate


    Time to result: 24 hours


    Methods for Testing:


    • Environmental
    • Raw materials
    • Semi-finished goods
    • Finished goods


    Certifications & Validations:


    • AOAC® PTM Performance Tested Method℠
    • AOAC® OMA Official Method of Analysis℠
    • NF VALIDATION by AFNOR Certification
    • NCIMS


    E. coli/Coliform
    3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid E. coli/Coliform Count Plate

    3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid E. coli/Coliform Count Plate


    Time to result: 18-24 hours


    Methods for Testing:


    • Environmental
    • Raw materials
    • Semi-finished goods
    • Finished goods


    Certifications & Validations:


    AOAC® PTM Performance Tested Method℠ (PDF, 332 KB)
    AOAC® OMA Official Method of Analysis℠
    MicroVal Certification


    3M™ Petrifilm™ standard and aqua plates

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    Why our customers choose 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plates

    Unlike traditional agar methods, 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plates are ready to use — no prep required. Food manufacturers find new freedom with time to focus on what’s really important: quality and efficiency.

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    3M™ Petrifilm™ Plates: validations and awards

    • Won 2019 Gold Edison Award
      The Edison Awards have been honouring the most innovative new products and services for more than 30 years.
    • Confirms that the method has been tested in an independent laboratory. The method is reviewed yearly to ensure that there have been no changes to the method or quality assurance testing.
    • Ensures that the method will perform as stated in the instructions for use and that the method has been thoroughly tested in a collaborative study. Such collaboratively studied methods can then be included in Federal Code of Regulations, and federal agencies such as the FDA and USDA can add them to their code of approved methods, adding to the customer’s confidence in the product.
    • MicroVal is an international certification organization for the validation and approval of alternative methods for the microbiological analysis of food and beverages. A MicroVal Certificate shows that a proprietary method performs equally well as the traditional, internationally standardized method. MicroVal certificates are valid for four years upon which they can be renewed.
    • Methods carrying the NF mark have been thoroughly tested in a rigorous protocol that includes a method comparison and a collaborative study carried out by a certified expert laboratory. This also includes regular audits of manufacturing sites. NF certificate is valid for four years, then reevaluated and renewed, giving the customer confidence that the product’s performance remains consistent year after year.

    How to use 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plates

    Inoculate, incubate, interpret. These simple steps streamlines your workflow to ensure a fast and accurate result. View the videos for more details on how to use your standard or aqua 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plate. 

    3M™ Petrifilm™ Plates: Food Spoilage

    • People working in a dairy processing plant
    • Food spoilage can be microbiological or non-microbiological. Factors that contribute to microbial food spoilage include the nature of the food, pH, packaging environment, available water temperature and time.


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