Ready-to-use Media for Active and Passive Air Monitoring
We provides ready-to-use culture media in a wide variety of formulations and formats for microbial monitoring of air and compressed gas lines in food and beverage production plants. Active and passive air monitoring is an important part of the HACCP principles to prevent food contaminations.
Environmental monitoring using the ready-to-use and standardized air monitoring media from Merck ensures reliable microbial surveillance. It enables verification of how effective cleaning and disinfecting procedures have been and assessment of the potential for contaminations at critical points.
Ready-to-use contact plates, agar strips, agar cassettes and settle plates are available from Merck for general microbiological controls and for the enumeration of typical food contaminants such as coliforms, yeasts and molds. Like all our culture media, our high-quality air monitoring media are made from specifically selected raw materials, blended in aseptic environments in compliance with ISO 9001 and are controlled for reproducible performance between batches.
Contact plates are the ideal choice for sampling dry, satitized surfaces in less critical areas. They are suitable for use with the MAS-100® Air Samplers.
HYCON® agar strips are available as several count media as well as selective media for specific microorganisms. These agar strips are perfect for use with our RCS® microbial air sampler.
M Air T® Cassettes are pre-filled and the perfect media for use with the M Air T® microbial air sampler.
Settle plates are the ideal choice for active and passive microbial air monitoring in less critical areas. They are suitable for monitoring with the MAS-100® air samplers.