3M™ Petrifilm™ Yeast and Mold Count Plate

  • Results in 3-5 days
  • Plates are sample-ready, eliminating the time-consuming, cumbersome step of preparing media/agar dishes
  • This plate has been awarded Official Methods of Analysis (OMA) #997.02
  • 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plates use 75% less energy, use 79% less water, produce 75% less greenhouse gases and result in 66% less waste (by weight and volume) compared to competitive agar methods
  • Companies worldwide trust 3M Petrifilm Plates to provide accurate, efficient, consistent results.
  • Standardization of methodology.


Approved Environmental Marketing Claim (EMC)
-3M Petrifilm Plates provide a significantly more sustainable alternative to traditional agar tests for quantitative microbial indicator testing of food and beverages. Reducing: 66% Waste 75% Greenhouse Gas Emissions 76% Energy Use 79% Water, 3M Petrifilm Plates provide a sustainable alternative to traditional agar tests for microbial testing of food and beverages. Reducing: 66% Waste, 75% Greenhouse Gas Emissions, 76% Energy Use and 79% Water
Manufacturing Segment
-Environmental Monitoring, Packaging & Storage Testing, Ready-to-eat
-100 plates/box, 1000 plates/case
Recommended Industry
-Bakery, Beverage & Bottled Water, Confectionary, Dairy, Eggs, Fruits & Vegetables, Grain & Oilseed Milling Sector, Meat, Nutraceuticals, Nuts, Poultry, Sauces & Spices, Seafood
Storage Temperature
-Store at temperatures less than or equal to 8°C.
Test Type
-Environmental Test


3M™ Petrifilm™ Yeast and Mold Count Plates identify food borne yeast and mold in your food products and in your food processing environment.
Yeasts are easily differentiated from molds on the plate: Yeasts are typically indicated by small, blue-green colonies with defined edges and no foci. Molds are indicated by large, variably-colored colonies with diffuse edges and center foci.

The 3M Petrifilm Plate Advantage
In today’s environment of heightened focus on food safety and increasingly stringent quality requirements, labs are under pressure to provide tests that are fast, reliable and consistently accurate. 3M Petrifilm Plates have demonstrated consistent performance that has been cited globally with more than 200 certificates, recognitions, validations, and peer-review publications. For more than 30 years, food safety professionals around the world have put their trust in 3M Petrifilm Plates. That’s because 3M Petrifilm Plates have streamlined, standardized and simplified the process of microbial quantitative indicator testing, improving productivity and helping ensure the highest levels of product quality.

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