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Indicator and Spoilage Testing

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3M™ Petrifilm™ Plates

Fast and accurate indicator organism testing, without the preparation.


By simplifying testing, modern labs can focus on what matters.

Agar preparation is labor-intensive and time consuming. 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plates give you a wide choice of indicator organism testing plates that are ready to go, right out of the pack. Learn more from our ™Petrifilm product brochure (PDF, 1.37 MB)

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    Streamline your testing
    • Designed to save you time, effort and space.
    • Broad portfolio of ready-to-use plates reduces preparation time.
    • Add the 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plate Reader Advanced for accurate plate counts in just 6 seconds or less.
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    Consistent and reliable
    • Easy to use.
    • Reduces variability shift to shift, plant to plant, technician to technician.
    • Accurate, repeatable results.
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    Testing you can trust
    • More than 35 years in the food industry.
    • Used in 60+ countries.
    • Internationally recognized with 105+ third-party validation and certifications.
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    Maximize sustainability
    • Help meet your sustainability goals.
    • Reduces water and energy usage.
    • Reduces greenhouse gas emissions.
    • Flat, compact design reduces waste.

Indicator Organism Testing Solutions

Easier processes. Faster results. Space saving designs. Find evolved testing methods to meet the needs of today’s modern labs.

  • The 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plate Reader Advanced accurately enumerates plates in 6 seconds or less.

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    Get results up to twice as fast.

    3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Plates give you all the advantages of our standard 3M Petrifilm Plates with a faster time to result.

See how 3M™ Petrifilm Plates could help your business

Compared to traditional agar methods, 3M Petrifilm Plates offer significant productivity and performance advantages.

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    Reduced labor costs

    Switching from agar to 3M Petrifilm Plates can reduce labor costs spent on this testing process by an average of 45%, allowing your team to focus on higher value priorities.

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    Increased technician efficiency

    A 3M study conducted with 292 food plants demonstrated an 80% increase in technician productivity (tests per hour) saving companies an average of 3.7 hours per day of technician time.

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    Data in up to half the time

    3M Petrifilm Plates deliver results in up to half the time of traditional agar methods, so you can make decisions faster.

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    Less shelf space than agar

    Slim design takes up to 85% less of your valuable bench, incubator and storage space.


How to use 3M Petrifilm Plates

Ready, fast, easy. Modern food testing in three simple steps.

How to use videos

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Fast colony counting

Enumerate plates in 6 seconds or less with the 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plate Reader Advanced.  Automated reports and data trending capabilities make it easier to provide valuable insights.


A more sustainable indicator testing solution

Are you still using agar dishes for microbial indicator testing? If so, you can improve your lab’s efficiency and also help meet your company’s sustainability goals. 3M Petrifilm Plates can reduce your environmental impact over using agar plates in four key areas:

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    79% less water
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    76% less energy use
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    75% less greenhouse gas emissions
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    66% less waste
  • Learn more about the reduction in primary energy demand, blue water consumption and greenhouse gas emissions from 3M Petrifilm Plates compared to traditional microbiological methods.

  • Dive into details and read our study on "Reduction in Primary Energy Demand, Blue Water Consumption and Greenhouse

    Gas Emissions from 3M Petrifilm Plates Compared to Traditional Microbiological Analysis Method".

  • Simply click the link below to see how much more eco-friendly you can be with 3M Petrifilm Plates. You might be in for a big surprise!

Validations and recognitions

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    You need testing you can trust.
    3M Petrifilm Plates are created and inspected by a team of 3M scientists and engineers, and are validated by international organizations such as AOAC International, MicroVal Certification and AFNOR Certification:

    AOAC® Official Methods of Analysis℠
    AOAC® Performance Tested Methods℠
    MicroVal Certification
    NF VALIDATION by AFNOR Certification
    Numerous regional and local approvals

    Find validations and recognitions

Free training: Learn how to reduce food spoilage

Every day, food processors, retailers and consumers are forced to throw out food due to microbial spoilage. This not only contributes to food waste and costly recalls, but can also damage a company’s brand reputation. Learn about food spoilage in the food and beverage industries with an educational series by 3M Food Safety and food spoilage expert Dr. Randy Worobo of Cornell University.

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    Our expert speaker: Dr. Worobo, Professor of Food Microbiology, Cornell University

    Dr. Worobo is a Professor of Food Microbiology at Cornell University. He is responsible for teaching undergraduate and graduate food safety assurance classes, and his research is focused on non-thermal processing alternatives for juice and beverages, microbial spoilage of foods and beverages, pathogen transmission and survival on fruits and vegetables.

  • Course 1: Global Impact of Food Waste
    Course 1: Global Impact of Food Waste

    Duration: 10:55

  • Course 2: What is Food Spoilage
    Course 2: What is Food Spoilage

    Duration: 11:11

  • Course 3: Identifying Food Spoilage
    Course 3: Identifying Food Spoilage

    Duration: 14:42

  • Course 4 to 6: Application Topics
    Course 4 to 6: Application Topics

    Advance your knowledge with the next learning course track covering topics:

    • Testing for Food Spoilage (13:52)
    • Determining Shelf Life (19:08)
    • Controlling Food Spoilage (9:26)

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If you need product/technical advice or want to collaborate with a 3M specialist, contact us using these links. Or, give us a call at 1-800-328-1671.

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Choose the right food safety solution for your needs

  • Fast and accurate colony counting. Saves counting time -reader enumerates plates in 6 seconds or less and reduces the risk of human error.

  • Reliable pathogen testing with our ready-to-use assays, single post-enrichment protocol for all pathogens and same- or next-day results for most matrices.

  • Better samples can help provide better results. Standardize your sampling procedure and drive consistency and efficiency.

  • 3M offers a broad range of products - from separation, filtration & purification products to personal protective equipment, surface & floor cleaning products to durable label and packaging solutions - that support food and beverage manufacturers. Take a look at how 3M can support you. (PDF 6MB)

  • Learn more about the science of food safety. Free webinars and resources that help you deepen your expertise and improve food safety and quality in your business – anytime, from anywhere.

  • 3M Food Safety products are available direct from 3M or from our authorised channel partners. Visit our 'Purchasing Information' page to contact a 3M representative, visit our online product catalogue or to find a local channel partner.

  • We are here to help! Get in touch with our food safety support team for advice about our solutions and how to use them.
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