Methods


Thermophilic Aerobic Pour Plate Method

Method References


Standard Methods for the Examination of Dairy Products

Sample Size


25g

Estimated Turn Around Time


48 hours

Reporting Unit


cfu/mL
cfu/g
cfu/sampled area

Method Description


Samples are prepared and dilutions made. The samples are then plated on media and incubated based on method specifications. After incubation plates are read and results generated based on countable range.

Additional Information


Thermophilic bacteria grow in products held at elevated temperatures (55 C or higher). When products are held at high temperatures for long periods, these types of bacteria rapidly increase in numbers which may cause flavors defects in the product.
 
This procedure enumerates the number of thermophilic microbes in a sample using a pour plate method and elevated incubation temperature.

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