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Pyschrotrophic Microorganisms

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TECHNICAL DATA SHEET

Price of the test:

$15 per analysis


Limit of Detection:

Solids <10 CFU/g
Liquids <1 CFU/g
Limits of Detection can vary based on customer specification


Sample Size Requirements:

100g


Equipment:

Standard Micro Supplies


Reportable Units:

CFU/g


Turn Around Time:

10 Business Days


Is Rush Available?

No


Method Reference:

Compendium of Methods for the Examination of Foods 4th Edition: Chapter 13


Method Description:

Sample is plated on nutrient rich agar and incubated at selective temperatures for sample dependent time periods.



Additional Information:

This plate count measures the total number of aerobic microorganisms capable of growth at or below 20ºC contained in a food product or ingredient. Many psychrotrophic microorganisms, when present in large numbers, can cause a variety of off-flavors as well as physical defects in foods.