While rapid microbial methods have evolved in recent years, plate counting protocols still dominate the official standards.

Rapid microbial methods have evolved in recent years, yet plate counting protocols still dominate the official standards. Food industry professionals have helped to bestow a “fool-proof” image on agar-based technologies, including the newest film-based products.

But is this justified?

This webinar reveals the drawbacks of agar plate methods for Total Viable Count and Indicator organisms, as well as presenting new technologies to move the industry forward.

In addition, an exciting approach to shelf-life determination is presented with a view to drastically reduce spoilage loss.

See the resources in the Related Resources column to learn:
• What plate counting can and can't do
• Key criteria for evaluating rapid detection methods
• New methods to significantly expedite your testing
• Case histories of industry peers