The 3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Yeast and Mold Count Plates simplify and accelerate detection. Featuring a new indicator technology that makes colonies easier to interpret, these completely sample-ready plates return results in just 48 hours.
Yeast and molds can grow in a wide range of conditions in raw materials, finished products and production environments, making them difficult to control. The 3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Yeast and Mold Count Plate method is faster and provides results in as little as 48 hours of incubation time, vs. the traditional agar method that requires a five day incubation period. This plate features a new indicator technology that makes colonies easier to interpret. Proven as reliable as the DRBC and DG 18 spread plate methods as well as the acidified PDA and YGC agar pour plate methods, 3M Petrifilm Rapid Yeast and Mold Count Plates also enhance productivity by eliminating the inoculation of multiple spread plates, the addition of antibiotics or tartaric acid, and the agar preparation process altogether. Faster results provide more time to monitor processes and ensure tighter process controls along with a higher quality product. More Benefits with 3M Petrifilm Rapid Yeast and Mold Count Plates Easy to use: Added foam barrier around the inoculation area makes inoculating the plates easier Easy to interpret: Special technology keeps mold colonies from spreading and overlapping Broad food performance: Can be used with both low and high water activity foods Proven reliability: Versus DRBC, DG 18, acidified PDA and YGC agar methods Labor saving: Eliminates the need for the labor intensive, multiple plate spread plate technique Versatile: Can also be used for air, swab or surface contact environmental sampling Fast Results: Provides results in as little as 48 hours of inc The 3M Petrifilm Plate Advantage In today’s environment of heightened focus on food safety and increasingly stringent quality requirements, labs are under pressure to provide tests that are fast, reliable and consistently accurate. 3M Petrifilm Plates have demonstrated consistent performance that has been cited globally with more than 200 certificates, recognitions, validations, and peer review publications. For mo