Petrifilm plates are most commonly known in many laboratories as the Post-It-Notes of microbiology. Arrow Scientific Petrifilm plates are roughly the size of playing cards, and can enable food processors to easily and efficiently perform on-site microbial testing.
Food processors can also use Petrifilm to verify their Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point programs. Petrifilm is a handy and innovative technology because it can be used to test plants and raw materials, whilst also saving time, labour and space.
It is also significantly accurate in its use, as all Petrifilm plates are manufactured using ISO 9000 certified operations and strict quality control procedures to reduce media variations. Unlike other kinds of prepared media, Petrifilm has an extended shelf life, takes up little storage space, and are marked with grids for easier counting.
3M’s wide range of sample-ready microbial testing products removes the variability of human error in test preparation in order to produce consistent results. The full line of Petrifilm products play an integral role in helping verify sanitation at critical control points throughout the food processing operation. Some areas where Petrifilm products are used include line production, equipment, and environmental testing.
Arrow Scientific Microbiology is committed to offering products that meet even the most stringent requirements among multinational corporations and regulatory approval agencies, so as to maintain a reputation for quality and to ensure consumers are confident with working with Petrifilm products.