3M™ Petrifilm™ Environmental Listeria Plates , Cat No.: 6447


Attribute Name
Approved Environmental Marketing Claim (EMC)
3M Petrifilm Plates provide a significantly more sustainable alternative to traditional agar tests for quantitative microbial indicator testing of food and beverages. Reducing: 66% Waste 75% Greenhouse Gas Emissions 76% Energy Use 79% Water
3M™ Petrifilm™
Environmental claim being made
Environmental claim relates to
Evidence for Claim
Self Certified
Product Type
50 plates/box
Recommended Industry
Bakery, Beverage & Bottled Water, Chemicals, Confectionary, Dairy, Eggs, Fruits & Vegetables, Grain & Oilseed Milling Sector, Meat, Nutraceuticals, Nuts, Pet Food & Animal Feed, Poultry, Poultry & Eggs, Prepared & Processed Foods, Seafood
Storage Temperature
Store at temperatures less than or equal to 8°C.
Test Type
Environmental, Environmental Test, Food & Beverage
US Govt Contract Number
  • Proven cost effective tool for the detection of environmental Listeria.
  • Quantitative results allow identification of hot spots in plant and track progress against Listeria over time.
  • Rapid results in 27-31 hours from sample collection.
  • Safer method: no enrichment, no culture transfers.
  • 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plates use 75% less energy, use 79% less water, produce 75% less greenhouse gases and result in 66% less waste (by weight and volume) compared to competitive agar methods.
  • Companies worldwide trust 3M Petrifilm Plates to provide accurate, efficient, consistent results.

3M™ Petrifilm™ Environmental Listeria Plates detect the presence of Listeria in environmental samples. A sample-ready culture medium containing selective agents, nutrients, a cold water-soluble gelling agent and a chromogenic indicator.

This is designed to analyze environmental samples and help increase the efficiency of monitoring plant sanitation.

The 3M Petrifilm Plate Advantage

In today’s environment of heightened focus on food safety and increasingly stringent quality requirements, labs are under pressure to provide tests that are fast, reliable and consistently accurate. 3M Petrifilm Plates have demonstrated consistent performance that has been cited globally with more than 200 certificates, recognitions, validations, and peer-review publications. For more than 30 years, food safety professionals around the world have put their trust in 3M Petrifilm Plates. That’s because 3M Petrifilm Plates have streamlined, standardized and simplified the process of microbial quantitative indicator testing, improving productivity and helping ensure the highest levels of product quality.

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