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Food and Beverage Safety Product Testing Systems from 3M Microbiology

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Every day in more than 100 countries, products from 3M Microbiology are helping solve the challenges and exceed the expectations of the food and beverage industry professional.  

Customers rely on manufacturing companies to have the highest quality and safety standards in place in addition to meeting those standards before making a delivery.  

For over 24 years, 3M Microbiology has dedicated themselves to the research and development of several of the microbial testing methods companies use everyday to help them meet their requirements.  

3M Microbiology is part of 3M, a global, diversified technology company with a 100-year reputation for innovation, ingenuity, integrity and quality.  

The company develops, manufactures and markets products that cover a broad spectrum of sample preparation, identification, testing and monitoring needs.  

3M Microbiology offers a range of innovative and cost-effective solutions for protecting the global food supply.  

3M™ Petrifilm™ Plates and 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plate Reader  

The 3M Petrifilm Plates are industry standard, time-saving and sample-ready plates, uniquely designed to offer increased productivity, reliability and reduction in operational costs over traditional methods of bacteria testing.  

The 3M Petrifilm Plate Reader is a groundbreaking tool that automates the reading, recording and storage of test data, reduces the potential for human error and provides results in only four seconds.  

3M Petrifilm Plates are available for most microbial testing needs, including:

  • Aerobic Count
  • Coliform Count
  • E. coli/ Coliform Count
  • Enterobacteriaceae Count
  • Environmental Listeria
  • High-Sensitivity Coliform Count
  • Rapid Coliform Count
  • Staph Express Count
  • Yeast and Mould Count

3M™ Clean-Trace™ Hygiene Monitoring Systems  

Effective environmental hygiene management helps reduce levels of contamination in finished products, leading to improved quality, fewer batch rejections and lower risk of product recall.  

Easily implemented into existing hygiene monitoring and HACCP programs, the 3M Clean-Trace ATP and Protein tests offer rapid and reliable solutions to monitor biological contamination on surfaces and in water in real time.  

3M™ Tecra™ Rapid Pathogen and Toxin Testing  

The 3M Tecra pathogen and toxin tests are uniquely designed for fast and accurate detection to offer time savings, increased productivity and reliability.  

Supported by international validations, products include 3M Tecra Visual Immunoassay 3 (VIA) test kits for Salmonella, Listeria and Campylobacter as well as Bacillus and Staphylococcal Enterotoxin.  

3M™ Microbial Luminescence System  

The 3M Microbial Luminescence System 4 (MLS) is a rapid assay specifically designed to detect the presence of microbial ATP in end products such as UHT dairy and dairy-related products.  

Designed for high volume throughput, the 3M MLS allows rapid positive release of production batches.  

3M™ Sample Handling and Media Products  

3M Sample Handling and Media products help improve testing accuracy, consistency and efficiency.  

Their wide range of innovative solutions includes environmental and product sampling swabs, sponges and ready-to-use bags. Also available is a complete line of dehydrated and prepared culture media and pre-filled ready-to-use sterile dilution bottles.  

3M™ Quick Swabs maximise accuracy and consistency in sample collection. These ready-to-use environmental swabs can be used wet or dry.  

3M™ Electronic Pipettor and Tips are a self-calibrating, microprocessor-based system that reduces the possibility of human error and instrument contamination by controlling pipetting speed, calibration and volume selection.

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