Food and Water Microbiology Made Easy
Designed and developed for sanitation verification, product shelf life monitoring, and to be an early warning of pathogen risks, Peel Plate Microbial tests are simplified alternatives to conventional microbiological testing.
Peel Plates use gold-standard method formulation and procedures and are available for targeting a variety of bacterial indicators to supplement most food safety programs. The tests and indicator results can be documented, recorded, and proactively react to in your effective food safety and consumer protection programs.
Validated food matrices include dairy products, meat, produce rinses, water, and food environmental monitoring. With Peel Plate, you receive the same trusted results without the media prep time and labor. In addition, Peel Plates use an easy to interpret color development to determine bacterial growth, rather than a more subjective gas production of some other methods.
Each single-use microbial test contains prepared media in a shallow dish with an adhesive top cover. To plate a food or water sample, peel up the adhesive to expose the media, pipette into the center of the plate, watch the sample wick and spread into the media. The test gels solidify within 10 seconds (30 seconds for High Volume test). Plates are designed for uniform heat and air flow and with an air space above growth to allow opening and picking of growth for additional microbiological procedures and identification.
Peel Plate certifications and acceptances include Association of Analytical Communities (AOAC), and Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO) and MicroVal on select plates and foods. MicroVal is a European-based validation body that certifies according to International Standards Organization (ISO) reference standards.
Peel Plate AC Test
Peel Plate AC nutrient rich non-selective media encourages the growth of all aerobic, oxygen consuming bacteria. Aerobic counts are used as tools in identifying sanitation issues, potential shelf life issues, and are considered elevated listeria risk indicator in food production environmental monitoring. Peel Plate AC are AOAC-RI validated and PMO approved for a variety of dairy, food and environmental samples. Aerobes appear as red spots with a defined center within 48 hours at 32 or 35ºC; size may vary.
Peel Plate CC Test
Peel Plate EB Test
To learn more, visit the Peel Plate EB page.
Peel Plate EC Test
Peel Plate HET Test
Heterotrophs are aerobic bacteria that are more associated with water and nutrient-depleted matrices. Peel Plate HET nutrient-depleted media encourages the growth of heterotrophic organisms in water. Incubation at 20 to 28°C produces red growth spots within 5 to 7 days. Heterotrophs are used as indicators to assess biofilm build-up, and nutrient leaching in water distribution systems of food plants and water municipalities.
Peel Plate YM Test
- Coliform and Aerobic tests voted by the National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments (NCIMS) for inclusion into Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO).