Quantitative Alicyclobacillus Testing



Turnaround Time:

2-3 Days

international organization for standardization logo
Quantitative Alicyclobacillus Testing

Method Description

The enumeration of Alicyclobacillus using BAT (Bromocresol Purple Acid Tyrosine) Agar plates involves selective culturing to quantify the presence of this bacterium in samples. Following inoculation and incubation, Alicyclobacillus colonies appear as characteristic purple to pink colonies against the yellow background of the agar. By counting these colonies, the method provides a quantitative assessment of Alicyclobacillus contamination in various matrices, aiding in assessing product quality and safety in food and beverage industries.

Analyte List

Technical Data Sheet

Test Name - Common
Quantitative Alicyclobacillus Testing
Method Name
Enumeration of Alicyclobacillus on BAT Agar Plates
Method Code
BAT Agar Plating
Method Reference
International Fruit and Vegetable Juice Association (IFU) Revised Method # 12
Reportable Unit
Sample Size Requirements
20 grams or 20 milliliters
Available for
Beverages, beverage enhancers, drink powders
Additional Information
*Prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.