3M, St. Paul, Minn., released the Petrifilm Lactic Acid Bacteria Count Plate, an all-in-one solution for monitoring lactic acid bacteria levels in food products and manufacturing environments.

The 3M Petrifilm Lactic Acid Bacteria Count Plate is said to be the first food safety solution that combines oxygen-scavenging technology and oxygen-barrier films to create a self-contained anaerobic environment. Now, food processors and testing laboratories can receive true, accurate anaerobic results using aerobic incubation conditions, providing enhanced recovery of lactic acid bacteria within 48 hours.

3M’s advanced technology can be used to test a wide range of foods and environmental surfaces, including meat, fish and poultry products, processed foods, produce, dairy products and various dressings and sauces.