Acid-producing microorganisms are ubiquitous in nature and associated with many raw and processed food products. One of the most industrially important groups of acid-producing bacteria is the lactic acid bacteria. Depending on the food type and application, lactic acid bacteria can be considered a beneficial organism or a spoilage organism. Lactic acid bacteria counts will give an overall level of this group of bacteria in a given product or sample.
50g minimum sample is recommended. Environmental surface samples can also be analyzed.
EMSL Test Code: F123 (Petrifilm AOAC PTM # 041701), F230 (CMMEF 5th Ed. Ch. 19)
Sample retention time – 30 days, unless highly perishable