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: F102Sample retention time – 30 days, unless highly perishable