This 3M™ Petrifilm™ Spreader is an easy-to-use tool designed to quickly and evenly distribute inoculum within the 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plate.
This spreader is compatible with Aerobic Count Plates, Coliform Count Plates, Rapid Coliform Count Plates, Enterobacteriaceae Count Plates, E. coli Count Plates, Aqua Coliform Count Plates, Aqua Enterobacteriaceae Count Plates, and Aqua Heterotrophic Count Plates. Once the sample has been prepared, the top film is lifted from the 3M Petrifilm Plate to expose the inoculation area and the diluted sample is added. The technician places the film onto the sample then uses the spreader to distribute the sample. The clear acrylic construction of the spreader allows the technician to ensure proper inoculum distribution.The 3M Petrifilm Plate AdvantageIn 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.