New Charm Peel Plate EC Offers Significant Advantages in Traditional Coliform Count Testing — Awarded AOAC-RI Performance Test Method Status

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Color producing enzyme substrates allow easy interpretation of coliform, and E. coli without the need for a confirmation step. Peel Plate tests are stackable 3-dimensional dishes that permit picking for additional microbial isolation and identification.

Peel Plate EC

We are improving on many of the current simple-to-use microbial test products by providing a ready-to-use platform that is self-wicking, stackable, resistant to sample pH/disinfectant effects.

Charm Sciences, Inc. is pleased to announce its new Peel Plate® traditional microbial tests for coliforms/E. coli detection in dairy products, food products, contact surfaces and water.

“Many of our customers requested that we expand into the traditional microbial count market to verify their sanitation and hygiene practices and to monitor and improve food product shelf life,” said Bob Salter, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for Charm Sciences. “We are improving on many of the current simple-to-use microbial test products by providing a ready-to-use platform that is self-wicking, stackable, resistant to sample pH/disinfectant effects. The Charm Peel Plate tests are simple to interpret and specific without the need to confirm, but will allow traditional picking of colonies for additional microbial isolation, testing and identification.”

The Peel Plate EC (E. coli/coliform) test has just been awarded Performance Test Method Status 061501 by AOAC Research Institute for total coliform in dairy products tested at 32°C and for E. coli and coliform detection in water, surface rinses and foods such as ground meat, eggs, chocolate and dry dog food tested at at 35 °C.

Based on additional multi-laboratory reference method comparative data, the Peel Plate EC test and the Peel Plate AC test (aerobic count) were voted by the National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments (NCIMS) for inclusion into its Pasteurized Milk Ordinance.

For more information about the Charm Peel Plate platform of tests, visit the Charm website.

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