Members of the mesophilic aerobic sporeformers of significance inthe spoilage of food belong, typically, to the genera Bacillus and Sporolactobacillus. The species encountered in foods are generally widespread. Spores and also vegetative cells of mesophilic aerobic spore-formers are found in food, water, soil, and decomposing vegetation.
50g minimum sample is recommended. Environmental surface samples can also be analyzed.
EMSL Test Code: F116
Sample retention time – 30 days, unless highly perishable