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RAPID'Salmonella Chromogenic Media

Chromogenic media for detecting Salmonella in foods
Manufacturer: Bio-Rad Laboratories, S.A.

Principle: C8 esterase makes Salmonella colonies appear magenta

Automation: NO

Approvals: AOAC RI, NordVal, NF Validation by AFNOR Certification

Suitability: Low or high throughput food pathogen testing laboratories

Capital equipment required: None


RAPID'Salmonella Medium is a sensitive chromogenic agar used for the detection and enumeration of Salmonella spp. in foods. A short one broth, one plate protocol delivers Salmonella sample to results in less than 42 hours or can be used as second selective medium for ISO 6579 reference method

Salmonella is C8 esterase positive and appear as magenta colonies whilst the presence of β-D glucosidase makes other Enterobacteriaceae appear blue.

Key Points:
  • Sample to result in <42 hours using short protocol
  • Approved as second selective media in ISO 6579 protocol
  • Low false positives (<0.3% for all matrices)
  • Detects both motile and non-motile <i>Salmonella</i>, lactose +ve SalmonellaSalmonella Typhi and Salmonella Paratyphi.
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