CompactDry EC is a dehydrated medium plate used to detect E. coli and coliform bacteria in food and beverages.
The presence of coliform bacteria is an indicator of faecal contamination and possible presence of enteric pathogens in water, seafood, dairy and other foods.
Monitoring and identification of E. coli and coliforms is used at each step of the food production process as a quality control parameter.
Advantages of using CompactDry EC to detect Escherichia coli and coliforms in food and beverages
CompactDry EC is a ready-to-use plate enabling easy culture and enumeration of E. coli and coliform in solid food stuff (homogenized with buffer solution), water/liquid samples and swab based environmental testing for surfaces and production areas.
The dehydrated selective media contains two different chromogenic enzyme substrates: Magenta-Gal and X-Gluc.
E. coli form blue to blue purple colonies whereas coliforms form red colonies.
Red and blue colonies counted together provides the total coliform count.