Staphylococcus aureus Test



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Staphylococcus aureus Test

Method Description

The Enumeration of Staphylococcus aureus in Foods and Dietary Supplements by plating involves spreading a sample onto selective agar plates, providing an environment conducive to Staphylococcus aureus growth. After incubation, colonies are counted, allowing for the quantification of Staphylococcus aureus in the sample. This plating method is crucial for assessing food safety, ensuring that products meet microbiological quality standards. Staphylococcus aureus enumeration aids in preventing foodborne illnesses by identifying and managing potential contamination, supporting quality control measures in the food and dietary supplement industries.

Analyte List

Analyte Name LOD LOQ
S. aureus N/A N/A

Technical Data Sheet

Test Name - Common
Staphylococcus aureus Test
Method Name
Enumeration of Staphylococcus aureus in Foods and Dietary Supplements
Method Code
3M Petrifilm Plate Reader Advanced
Method Reference
AOAC 2003.07, Modified USP <62>, MFLP-21
Reportable Unit
CFU/g, Swabs: CFU/Swab
Sample Size Requirements
Available for
Food Products, Dietary Substances, Botanicals (Raw Materials, Extracts, Finished Products), and Surface Swabs
Additional Information
Staphylococcus aureus is highly vulnerable to destruction by heat treatment and nearly all sanitizing agents. Therefore, the presence of this bacterium or its enterotoxins in processed foods or on food processing equipment is generally an indication of poor sanitation. (BAM Online Ch. 12 //
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