Food and Water Microbiology Made Easy
Designed and developed for sanitation verification, product shelf life monitoring, and to be 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 reacted to in your effective food safety and consumer protection programs.
For those in the meat processing industry, food safety and microbial control are consistently top-of-mind issues. Using buffered peptone water (BPW) for microbial testing in poultry is an industry-standard practice, and now the USDA Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) has switched to neutralizing buffered peptone water (nBPW) because of improved recovery of pathogens, Salmonella and Campylobacter.read more
Food safety inspections are an important part of the industry that grows, produces, and distributes our food. About one in six Americans—around 48 million—get sick every year from foodborne illnesses. Even more alarming nearly 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 people die each year from foodborne diseases according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.read more
Recent Press Releases
Charm Sciences Announces MicroVal Approval for the Peel Plate® EB Microbial Test Charm Sciences is pleased to announce that its Peel Plate EB Microbial Test has received MicroVal approval. This follows the August announcement it received AOAC-Official Methods of...read more
Charm Sciences Announces Peel Plate® EB Microbial Test for Use in Poultry Processing Industry Today, Charm Sciences announces the introduction of a new AOAC - OMA- approved Peel Plate® EB Microbial Test for use in the poultry processing industry. The new test allows...read more
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
Peel Plate YM Test
- Peel Plate EC Brochure
- Spanish – Peel Plate EC Brochure
- Spanish – Peel Plate EC Flow Chart
- Peel Plate AC Brochure
- Spanish – Peel Plate AC Brochure
- Peel Plate YM Brochure
- Peel Plate CC Brochure
- Peel Plate EB Brochure
- Peel Plate High Volume Tests Brochure
- Charm Peel Plate Applications For Fermented Beverage Industries
- Peel Plate Brochure
- Colony Counter Brochure
- Coliform and Aerobic tests voted by the National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments (NCIMS) for inclusion into Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO).