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3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Coliform Count Plates


3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Coliform Count Plates
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3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Coliform Count Plate detects coliform contamination as early as 6 hours. 3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Coliform Count plate is designed to provide fast, accurate results in 4-24 hours.

High coliform contamination can be detected beginning within four hours, and carrying on presumptive coliforms will be recorded in 14 hours. Quicker information means faster detection of contamination and also acting on them to minimize cost.

The results are available 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 – visibility of distinctive yellow zones within as little as 4 hours. Confirmed results are available within 24 hours.

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Product Name Description MSDS
3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Coliform Count Plates 6402 

500 plates/case, 3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Coliform Count Plates (RCC) for coliform information.

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3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Coliform Count Plates 6402 

50 plates/box, 3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Coliform Count Plates (RCC) for coliform information.

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Benefits

3M Petrifilm Rapid Coliform Count Plates provide the most cost-effective, convenient and reliable confirmation method for testing equipment, raw materials, food products and the manufacturing environment enabling you to monitor critical control points more frequently.
  • Results in as few as 4 hours, you may see distinctive yellow zones.
  • Negative results in as little as 14 hours.
  • Confirmed results are available at 24 hours.
  • A built in grid facilitates counting colonies, giving you fast, precise and accurate results.
  • Faster results leads to faster quality assessment and action on products tested.
  • Increased technician labor productivity. Reduced costs.
  • A survey of 274 plants who converted to 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.

  • Brochure

    3M Petrifilm Plates and Plate Reader Full Line Brochure - Brochure (PDF 1.4 MB)

    Bulletin

    Environmental Monitoring Program Educational Bulletin - Bulletin (PDF 383.9 K)

    Data Sheet

    Petrifilm Plates Guide to Dilution Preparation - Data Sheet (PDF 874.9 K)
    Petrifilm Plates Sample Preparation Sheet - Data Sheet (PDF 190.7 K)
    TB.001.01 Shipping Temperature of 3M Petrifilm Plates - Data Sheet (PDF 75.7 K)
    Tech Bulletin Fluid Milk Prods_Shelf Life Prelim Incubat. Method - Data Sheet (PDF 120.4 K)

    Flyer

    Petrifilm Rapid Coliform Count Plate Product Flyer - Flyer (PDF 489.7 K)