Easy Plate – Coliform (CC)


Easy Plate CC is a custom media formulation that has obtained AOAC PTM and MicroVal certification. It is specifically designed for the purpose of detecting, identifying, and enumerating coliforms. This microbial test kit contains a chromogenic substrate that induces a unique and easily distinguishable blue colour in coliform colonies, allowing for effortless identification and quantification of coliforms within a timeframe of approximately 24±1 hours. The distinct colouring of the colonies also serves to overcome common interferences encountered during coliform testing in food, making the process of counting coliforms much simpler. Easy Plate CC has been certified by AOAC PTM and MicroVal and is available in packages containing 100 tests, divided into four separate bags, with each bag containing 25 tests. When stored unopened at temperatures between 2-8℃, Easy Plate CC maintains its effectiveness for a period of 18 months.


1. Easy to distinguish bright-coloured colonies in just 24 hours

  • Identifying is simpler in comparison to agar count media due to the colour change, making it unnecessary to confirm the presence or absence of air bubbles or the size of colonies.
  • Incubation time is halved from 48 hours to 24 hours
  • The use of Easy Plate only requires a single sheet, whereas the surface plating method typically needs three or more plates.

2. High correlation with the plate count agar

High correlation with the plate count agar in various foods. According to the research by DNP



Colouring of the plate surface caused by enzymes contained in foods

In some unheated foods and dairy products, residual enzymes in the food may cause a blue colouring to develop over the entire incubation area. If the visibility of the colonies is affected, improvement can be obtained using dilutions.




Escherichia coli
(NBRC 15034)
Citrobacter freundii
(NBRC 12681)
Klebsiella pneumoniae
(NBRC 14940)
Enterobacter aerogenes
(NBRC 13534)
Enterobacter cloacae
(NBRU 13536)
Escherichia fergusonii
(NBRC 102419)
  • Incubation conditions: 35℃, 24 hours (Diluent: phosphate buffered saline)
  • These colorings are for example only.



Raw ground chicken Raw ground pork Radish sprouts
Raw tuna Cookie+E. coli Pasteurized milk+K. pneumoniae
  • Incubation conditions: 35℃, 24 hours (Diluent: phosphate buffered saline)
  • These colourings are for example only.


AOAC RI PTM Certification License No. 021401

MicroVal Certification 2021LR105

Product Specifications

Packaging 100 tests (25 tests x 4 bags)
Object Microorganism Coliform Bacteria
Incubation Times 24 ± 1 hours
Incubation Temperature 35 ± 1℃
Storage Condition (Unopened) 2 – 8℃
Storage Condition (After opened) After opening the package, fold the open end of the package at least 2 times and tape it. Store in a refrigerator (2 to 8°C) and use within 3 months.
Shelf life 18 months after manufacturing date
Certification/Regulation AOAC RI PTM Certification Acquired License No. 021401 & MicroVal Certification 2021LR105

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