3M™ Petrifilm™ Plates are made for today’s food science

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Reliable consistency. Rapid Results

TECHNOPATH partners with 3M for their quality indicator testing technologies.

Unlike traditional agar methods, 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plates are ready to use — no prep required.  Each slim pack offers consistent, uniform testing media. Just open it up and get right to work. Find new freedom with time to focus on what’s really important: quality and efficiency. It’s time to take a fresh look at food safety.

Available Tests include:

  • Aerobic – choose from Rapid or Standard
  • Coliform – choose from Rapid or Standard
  • E. coli / Coliform – choose from Rapid or Standard
  • Enterbacteriaceae
  • Lactic Acid Bacteria
  • Listeria
  • Water Testing
  • Yeast and Mould – choose from Rapid or Standard

Why use Petrifilm in your Microbial Testing

These easy-to-use plates with enhanced features can produce results faster than traditional methods, so you can confidently make time-sensitive decisions.

Get results up to twice as fast as traditional methods.
When you need accurate results and the clock is ticking, trust your quality indicator testing to the 3M Petrifilm Rapid Plate Portfolio. All the advantages of 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plates — no agar prep, increased technician efficiency, reliability and consistency — have been enhanced with rapid results in a line of easy-to-use plates from the experts at 3M Food Safety, helping you make the call when time is of the essence.
Whatever your testing process, 3M Food Safety can help you find the 3M™ Petrifilm™ solution that’s right for you.

An essential part of your environmental monitoring program
3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Plates are a convenient and reliable way to detect environmental microbial contamination. For expert advice on building and enhancing your environmental monitoring program, please contact our experts here at TECHNOPATH.

Start with proper sample preparation.

Accurate testing requires accurate sampling. Before beginning with the simple three step process when using 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plates, ensure your sample is ready for testing.

Sample Preparation Guide (PDF, 136 KB)
Dilution Preparation Guide (PDF, 391 KB)

3M Petrifilm Steps Inoculate

1. Inoculate
Eliminate media prep — plates are ready to inoculate.

2. Incubate
A compact incubator is all you need.

3. Interpret
Indicator dyes facilitate colony counting.

3M Petrifilm Plates, a significantly more sustainable alternative to traditional agar methods.

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