Selective medium for the detection of Enterobacter sakazakii in milk powder and powdered infant formula. The base in Chromocult ® Enterobacter sakazakii agar allows good growth and strong colour formation of E. sakazakii colonies. The addition of inhibitors and the incubation temperature of 44 °C largely reduce the growth of the majority of gram-positive and gram-negative accompanying flora. E. sakazakii is ß-D-glucosidase positive and grows as blue-green colonies on this medium. Incubation: 24 ±2 hours at 44 ±1 °C. Incubation temperature has a strong influence on sensitivity and selectivity of this method. Temperatures higher than 45 °C will inhibit the growth of E.sakazakii. Temperatures below 43 °C will reduce inhibition of accompanying bacteria.
- Reliable, fast and safe detection of Enterobacter sakazakii with a chromogenic medium for a low price per plate
- Highest security - the unique chromogenic technique is the only way to detect all Enterobacter sakazakii safely and clearly
- Easy interpretation within 24 hours. Only Enterobacter sakazakii leads to turquoise-coloured colonies while other bacteria are repressed or grow colourless
- Recommended by ISO 22964