Cultivation of coliforms, E. coli and Enterobacteriaceae

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For the enrichment, isolation and enumeration of indicator organisms such as coliforms, E.coli and Enterobacteriaceae, Merck maintains an extensive range of dehydrated culture media. In the food and beverage industries, tests for coliform bacteria, Escherichia coli and Enterobacteriaceae are used as process integrity indicators. They are performed, for example, to monitor sanitation in food manufacturing plants. Coliforms and E. coli indicate fecal contamination of food and beverages.

All the Media You Need for Cultivating Coliforms, E. coli and Enterobacteriaceae

A wide range of high quality, consistent culture media is available from Merck for the enrichment, isolation and enumeration of microorganisms such as coliforms, E.coli and Enterobacteriaceae that are used as hygiene indicators. These media are available in a variety of formulations as dehydrated culture media and in the form of granules.

Merck’s uniquely granulated culture media are not only convenient but also safe to use and meet the highest industry performance standards as described in ISO 11133. Granules cause significantly less dust in the lab than powdered media, leading to less inhalation of hazardous media components that cause allergic responses. Moreover, granulation minimizes contamination of the work environment.

Coliforms, E. coli  & Enterobacteriaceae


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