Rapid Quality Indicator Testing (3M Petrifilm Rapid Plates)

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Confidently make time-sensitive decisions.

  • Bowl of processed breakfast cereal next to graphic of stopwatch and text “Up to 2 times faster.”

    Get results up to twice as fast as traditional methods.

    • When you need accurate results and the clock is ticking, trust your food quality 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.
    • See 3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Plates
    • Learn more about the 3M™ Petrifilm™ Standard Plate Portfolio

An essential part of your environmental monitoring program.


Featured 3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Plate Products

Yeast & Mold

  • 3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Yeast and 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

    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

    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

    Time to result: 18-24 hours

    Methods for Testing:
     

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

    Certifications & Validations: In progress


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3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Plates: Certifications & Validations.

Third-party validations such as AOAC confirm that the method has been scrutinized to prove that it is reliable, repeatable and has performed equal to or better than the reference method to which it was compared.

  • AOAC® Performance Tested Methods℠ (PTM)
    • Rapid Yeast and Mold Count Plates, Certificate #121301
    • Rapid Aerobic Count Plates, Certificate #121403
    • Rapid E. coli/Coliform Count Plates, Certificate #051801
    • Rapid Coliform Count Plates, AOAC 2000.15
    • Rapid Yeast and Mold Count, Plates AOAC 2014.05
    • Rapid Aerobic Count Plates, AOAC 2015.13
    • Rapid Aerobic Count Plates, 3M 01/17-11/162
    • Rapid Coliform Count Plates (14 hour result), 3M 01/05-03/97 A2
    • Rapid Coliform Count Plates (24 hour result), 3M 01/05-03/97 B2
    • Rapid Yeast and Mold Count Plates, 3M 01/13-07/142
How to use 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plates.
  • Lab worker holding a 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plate being inoculated with no media prep.
    1. Inoculate

    Eliminate media prep — plates are ready to inoculate.

  • 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plate ready to go into compact incubator.
    2. Incubate

    A compact incubator is all you need.

  • 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plate being interpreted quickly and easily.
    3. Interpret

    Indicator dyes facilitate colony counting.

Take your lab productivity further - discover an automated way to accurately enumerate and track results with the new 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plate Reader Advanced.


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Learn about 3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Plates with videos from the experts at 3M Food Safety.

Sailaja Chandrapati 3M product development video

Meet the Inventors

“The one thing we have heard from our customers is the need for speed.”

Sailaja Chandrapati
Sailaja Chandrapati, PhD — Lead Product Development Specialist

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If you need technical advice or request additional information on 3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Plates, send us a message, or contact customer service at 1300 363 878.
If you need technical advice or request additional information on 3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Plates, send us a message, or contact customer service at 1300 363 878.