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3M™ Petrifilm™ Coliform Count Plates

3M™ Petrifilm™ Coliform Count Plates
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3M™ Petrifilm™ Coliform Count Plate identifies coliform levels in raw materials, in-process/finished product and plant environment/equipment within 22 hours. 3M™ Petrifilm™ Coliform Count plates provide results in 24 hours providing an indication of sanitation or processing issues.

Results in as few as 22 hours with three easy steps:

1) Inoculate - easy to inoculate, lift the top film and add sample
2) Incubate - designed to maximize incubator space
3) Enumerate - Confirmed coliforms are red colonies which are associated with gas bubbles.

Note: 3M Petrifilm Plate can also be read in 4 seconds using the 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plate Reader.

Find out Where to Buy our Products.

Product NameDescriptionMSDS
3M™ Petrifilm™ Coliform Count Plates 6410 

50 plates/box, 3M™ Petrifilm™ Coliform Count Plates (CC) for total coliform enumeration.

3M™ Petrifilm™ Coliform Count Plates 6416  

1000 plates/case, 3M™ Petrifilm™ Coliform Count Plates (CC) for total coliform enumeration. 


3M™ Petrifilm™ Coliform Count Plates are sample-ready to use at any time to streamline your testing process. The indicator dye and built in grid allows fast accurate identification of colonies. No tubes or overlays are required to achieve a confirmed result.
  • By using labor-saving 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plates, you’ll have time to monitor critical control points more often.
  • Increased technician labor productivity. Reduced costs.
  • A survey of 274 plants who converted to 3M Petrifilm Plates from traditional agar methods found an average labor savings of 45% and an average increased technician efficiency of 80%.

    Our full line of easy-to-use 3M Petrifilm Plates can provide you with many benefits over traditional methods:
  • Accurate results in three easy steps: inoculate, incubate and count
  • Improved efficiency
  • Reduced labor costs
  • Standardization of methodology
  • Consistent and reliable test results

    Reliability you can count on.
    When you use 3M products, you gain an international partner that has the resources to support you.