Vibrio parahaemolyticus is a pathogen which can grow in salt water and can contaminate all types of seafood and shellfish. Infection can occur through the ingestion of raw or undercooked seafood and can cause acute gastroenteritis.
As such, Vibrio parahaemolyticus monitoring and detection is used at each step of food safety testing in the food production
It is considered a release parameter for seafood, shellfish, and seafood-based products.
Advantages of using CompactDry VP to identify Vibrio parahaemolyticus
CompactDry VP can easily detect Vibrio parahaemolyticus and differentiates Vibrio parahaemolyticus from other vibrio species.
The product contains a specific chromogenic substrate for Vibrio parahaemolyticus which develops blue/green or blue colonies, other vibrio species form white colonies.