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Mesophilic Anaerobic Spores

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TECHNICAL DATA SHEET

Price of the test:

$54 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 Microbiology Equipment


Reportable Units:

CFU/g


Turn Around Time:

10 Business Days


Is Rush Available?

No


Method Reference:

Compendium of Methods for the Microbiological Examination of Foods 4th Edition: Chapter 23


Method Description:

Sample is heat shocked at 80C for 10 minutes and plated on selective media (Dextrose Tryptone Agar (DTA)) and incubated anaerobically (without oxygen) at 35C for 48 hours.



Additional Information:

This is a method to enumerate anaerobic mesophilic spore-forming organisms that contaminate food ingredients and may cause spoilage in thermally processed low-acid foods (pH>4.6).