PerkinElmer Expands Food Safety Testing Portfolio with AOAC Certified Microbial Count Plates

PerkinElmer Expands Food Safety Testing Portfolio with AOAC Certified Microbial Count Plates ...

PerkinElmer, a global leader committed to improving the health of people, has announced the availability of its now-available,MicrofastTM microbial count plates for food safety testing. The new microfilm plates are designed to provide efficient, effective, and user-friendly quantification of aerobic, E. coli, coliform, yeast, and mold contamination, and staphylococcus aureaus contamination in dairy, meat/poultry, fruit, vegetable, and environmental surfaces. All six plate types have received

Designed for food companies and contract laboratories, the highly sensitive and accurate kits have a simple, three-step process; users simply place the liquid sample on the leak-free culture area without pressing; incubate the plate; and wait until the new-generation microbial coloration to show rapid proliferation of contaminants. E.coli colonies, for example, will appear as blue and staphylococcus aureaus colonies, as dark violet.

Data is available sooner owing to the fact that yeasts and mold periods average 48 and 72 hours, depending on how long they last for them, versus 120 hours and five days respectively, using traditional culture techniques. This helps facilitate timely decision making and maximizes sample production.

Today, food stores require intuitive, quick and accurate testing options to meet increasing testing demands, keep ahead of regulatory requirements, and promote consumer safety, according to Suneet Chadha, VP/GM Applied & Food Markets. PerkinElmer Microfast''s microbial count plates are small on complexity and labor requirements, but they are significant on result quality, throughput, and ease of use. They are designed to save time, money, and resources in food QA/QC efforts.

By supplying standard protocols, the plates increase the footprint to save space in incubators and storage areas. In tandem with PerkinElmers'' commitment to sustainability, the microfilm/cardboard design of the plates reduces plastic waste in the lab.

The count plates are part of thePerkinElmers'' extensive food safety and quality solutions, including instruments, software, testing kits, and reagents for grain, meat, poultry, produce, beverages, edible oils, seafood, herbs, spices, and more.

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