Kikkoman’s Easy Plates have been granted Microval certification after successful validation studies conducted at Campden BRI, in accordance with ISO 16140-2:2016.
The validation process has been completed for four distinct target organisms. These include:
- Aerobic Bacteria (AC)
- Coliforms (CC)
- E. coli/Coliforms (EC)
- Staphylococcus aureus (SA)
The validation process for the Easy Plate Yeast and Mould is currently in progress. It is a big achievement for easy plates to get MicroVal Certification for food microbiology.
What are Easy Plates?
These are dry film plates that consist of pre-prepared microbiological culture media. Easy plates can be rehydrated by adding the sample and covering it with a film. After incubation, the plates can be read manually or with an automated system. The distinct color colonies on the plates indicate specific organisms based on the type of plate used. The Easy Plate AC method serves as an alternative to traditional microbiological methods (such as AOAC Official Method 966.23 and US Food and Drug Officials Bacteriological Analytical Manual Chapter 3) for assessing the concentration of aerobic bacteria in food.
Benefits of Easy Plates
There are several benefits of easy plates. A few of them include the elimination of media preparation in the laboratory, reduced storage needs, and decreased space requirements in the incubator. The validation studies encompassed a wide variety of food types. Additionally, for Easy Plates AC and EC, the scope extended to encompass animal feed, pet food, and environmental samples as well.
Buy the Top-Quality Easy Plates from Labtek Services Ltd.
If you are in search of the best quality easy plates then all you need to do is explore the wide range of easy plates that we offer on our website. The Easy Plate we provide is a microbiological plate technique that comprises a waterproof paper with a pre-prepared desiccant medium and is covered by a transparent layer. All our plates are designed in such a way that they are compact, user-friendly, and quite effective in minimizing waste during testing. The Easy Plate AC Method has got approval from the AOAC Research Institute Performance Tested Methods SM (041302) for a diverse range of items. These include various types of meat, dairy products, seafood, and pet food. The plates are self-contained and don’t require any extra tools for incubation preparation. This is due to the hydrophobic ring on the culture surface that facilitates the automatic spreading of the sample.
We at Labtek Services Ltd. provide a variety of easy plates. Below are the names of them:
- EASY PLATE AC – Aerobic Count 100 plates
- EASY PLATE EC – E-Coli and Coliforms
- EASY PLATE SA 24hr Staphylococcus aureus
- EASY PLATE Yeast and Mould Rapid YM-R
- EASY PLATE AC -1000plates
The LABTEK Services team always strives for excellence in whatever they do. With a vast experience of around 35 years, they have collaborated with major organizations throughout the UK and Europe. Our highly qualified team continuously seeks out new products to align with specific customer needs and supports all instrumentation. All our service and repair engineers are available seven days a week. They take pride in satisfying clients with their premium products and services. Visit our website today to explore the wide range of top-grade and affordable products we offer. What sets our outstanding services apart is the comprehensive package they come with. As our valued customer, you will get every information ranging from demos and pre-purchase to machine installation and the supply of accompanying consumables. This ensures that all testing requirements are met under one roof. Contact us today to discover more about our high grade products and the amazing advantages they offer!