Staphylococcus aureus is one of the most common pathogens of Staphylococci. This ubiquitous microorganism is part of the human microflora naturally found on the skin, nose, and hair, and is commonly used as an index of personal hygiene in food handling and preparation.
Staphylococcus aureus is responsible for nosocomial infections and food poisoning due to enterotoxins, which can cause gastrointestinal symptoms.
Features and benefits of CompactDry X-SA
The CompactDry X-SA Staphylococcus aureus identification test is a ready to use, dehydrated, selective and chromogenic media plate for the detection of Staphylococcus aureus in food. Staphylococcus aureus forms light blue/blue colonies, facilitating detection.
In addition to detecting Staphylococcus aureus contamination in food; food handler hygiene can be tested using a simple swab protocol on the hands.