Indicator organism imply the presence of spoilage organisms, pathogens, and quality indicators that can verify the overall hygienic conditions of a product.
Alternative and rapid culture media are efficient methods for quick indicator organism testing results.
Our MC-Media Pad® convenient culture media tests are designed for indicator organism testing and hygiene monitoring in food and beverage production. The pads are coated with growth media and chromogenic substrates for specific detection, allowing faster results and improved read-outs. This convenient method complies with international food and beverage standards (AOAC-PTM, AOAC-OMA, ISO 16140). The MC-Media Pad® improves your workflow and reduces required storage, incubation and waste capacity.
For complex matrices, testing can be simple using the SimPlate® test, which provides rapid, easy-to-interpret results, even with food and environmental matrices that are challenging for other rapid methods. SimPlate® tests have been validated by international standards (AOAC/MicroVal).
Brochure: SimPlate® Method
Brochure: MC-Media Pad® Convenient Culture Media Pads
Application Note: How to Test Difficult Matrices with MC-Media Pad®
Application Note: Suitability of MC-Media Pad® for Hygiene Monitoring
Article: MC-Media Pad® – Validation Summary
Protocol: Comparison of MC-Media Pad® with Different Convenience Solution Products
Conversion Table: Relationship of MC-Media Pad E. coli & Coliform Plate Results with the Most Probable Number Method (MPN)
EN ISO 11133:2014 Quality-assured Culture Media for Food and Water Testing to Enhance Consumer Safety