Easy Plate – Enterobacteriaceae (EB)


Easy Plate EB is a specialised prepared media plate to cultivate Enterobacteriaceae. It comprises Violet Red Bile Glucose (VRBG) media and a gelling agent soluble in cold water, aiding in the enumeration of colonies. Colonies can be readily distinguished within 24±1 hours. Easy Plate EB is available in 100-test packages, divided into four separate bags of 25 tests each. Its shelf life is 12 months when stored unopened at 2-8℃.


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
  • The use of Easy Plate only requires a single sheet, whereas the surface plating method typically needs three or more plates.

Easy Plate EB Salmonella

2. High correlation with the plate count agar

High correlation with the VRBG agar in various foods.

Colouring of Plate Surface

The gelled medium contains the pH indicator neutral red (red colonies) and crystal violet that causes EB colonies to turn red.




Product Specifications

Packaging 100 tests (25 tests x 4 bags)
Object Microorganism Enterobacteriaceae
Incubation Times 24 ± 1 hours
Incubation Temperature 35 ± 1℃ or 37 ± 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 month.
Shelf life 12 months after manufacturing date
AOAC RI PTM Certification & MicroVal Certification under validation

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