Usage of Compact Dry CC is a simple and safe test procedure for determination and quantification of aerobic mesophilic count in tea products or other samples which contain antimicrobial agents. The plates consist of a special 50 mm diameter petri dish containing a detection specific nutrient pad.
The ready-to-use, chromogenic Compact Dry plates are suitable for in-process controls as well as controls of finished products. With the Promedia ST-25 swab tests (Art. No. Z0302, available from R-Biopharm) Compact Dry plates may also be used for surface sampling and therefore applied for quantitative hygiene monitoring even at surfaces which are difficult to reach.
It is important to detect and measure the total viable count in all foodstuffs and production environment to monitor the degree of cleanness as well as their sanitary safety. Using a common Total Plate Count (TPC) method the detection of organisms might be impossible as far as the sample contains substances which can inhibit the growth of the organisms.
The Compact Dry CC has been successfully developed based on new concept and technology that is applicable for catechin containing tea drinks or sample which contain antiseptic substances. Thus a simple and easy to handle system combined with a medium that enhances growth is required to satisfy the needs of the user in the laboratory.
|Art. No.||HS7311, HS7312|
|Test format||100 nutrient plates or 40 nutrient plates, respectively - – where four plates are packed in one aluminum bag|
|Incubation time||48 ± 3 hours at 35 ± 2 °C|