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3M Food Safety - Sample Preparation, Identification, Testing and Monitoring

3M Food Safety is a leading global manufacturer of innovative solutions that help the food and beverage industries optimise the quality and safety of their products to enable consumer protection. At every step, 3M is dedicated to providing solutions that help mitigate risk, improve operational efficiencies and impact the bottom line. We are committed to maximising product safety for consumers and protecting the reputation and brand of our customers.

Products for food preparation, identification, testing and monitoring

Every day, across the globe, solutions from 3M are helping food industry professionals succeed in achieving the highest food safety standards possible. Our products cover a broad spectrum of sample preparation, identification, testing and monitoring needs and include: 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plates and the 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plate Reader, 3M™Clean-Trace™ Hygiene Monitoring System, 3M™ Tecra™ VIA Tests and a wide range of sampling products and specialty media that work together for consistent, reliable results.

Pathogen detection equipment in the food industry

After decades of transforming the food processing industry, 3M once again revolutionised the industry - this time in the area of pathogen detection. Recently introduced to the market was the 3M™ Molecular Detection System: a fast, accurate and easy-to-use method of detecting dangerous pathogens, like Salmonella, E coli and Listeria, that can shut down businesses and threaten public health. It was designed with 3M's customers and their laboratories testing needs in mind which translates into a compact, simple, robust system that offers easy implementation and low maintenance without compromising accuracy and reliability.

The 3M Molecular Detection System delivers highly sensitive results by targeting and amplifying nucleic acid in enriched samples. The automated technology is compatible with all types of foods, including produce, meats, processed foods and more. The instrument is sleek and compact, taking up less counter space than a laptop computer, making it portable and adaptable to various lab environments.

Testing kits for food processing operations

As part of the 3M Molecular Detection System platform, individual, genus-specific assays, or procedural tests, will be sold as a test kits. Each assay test kit uses the same software interface and same protocol for testing between one and 96 samples per run. Assays for Salmonella, E.coli O157 (including H7) and Listeria are available immediately; a test for Listeria monocytogenes is expected in early 2012. 3M will continue to invest in developing a full portfolio of pathogen testing solutions to address customer needs.

In more than 60 countries around the world, 3M Food Safety products are at work to help keep businesses moving forward. Our passion is to work closely with our customers to discover new testing solutions that protect their brand, mitigate risk and improve operational efficiencies. Our dedicated team of professionals offers unmatched technical service and exceptional support around the world.

As the food industry is continually challenged with increased globalisation of the food supply, heightened consumer awareness and media scrutiny, and new regulatory pressures, 3M is a dedicated partner in protecting the global food supply, bringing quality and safety to the table and discovering transformational solutions that protect the brand and reputation of our customers.

3M Food Safety is part of 3M, a global diversified innovation company with a 100-year reputation for capturing the spark of new ideas and transforming them into thousands of ingenious products. Its culture of creative collaboration inspires a never-ending stream of powerful technologies that make life better. 3M is the innovation company that never stops inventing.

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To contact please call the Customer Service Center on 1-800-328-6553

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