Aerobic Plate Count (APC) - Food & Beverage Testing / Food Microbiology
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Aerobic Plate Count (APC)

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Category: Food & Beverage Testing
Sub Category: Food Microbiology
Test: Aerobic Plate Count (APC)


This test results in an enumeration of the total Aerobic Bacterial population of a sample. No bacterial identifications are made, however the resulting CFU (colony forming unit) can be applied to internal acceptance criteria for a product or Environmental HACCP samples. This is also a useful test to gauge freshness of a product or validate sanitation procedures.


50g minimum sample is recommended. Environmental surface samples can also be analyzed.


EMSL Test Code: F102


Sample retention time – 30 days, unless highly perishable

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