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Violet Red Bile Glucose Agar

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Clinical Microbiology

Detect and enumerate Enterobacteriaceae in food products with Thermo Scientific™ Remel™ Violet Red Bile Glucose Agar. This glucose-containing selective medium is formulated in conformance with Harmonised United Stated Pharmacopoeia (USP) and European Pharmacopoeia (EP) guidelines for use in testing for the presence of bile tolerant Gram-negative bacteria.

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Use Violet Red Bile Glucose (VRBG) Agar for examination of food, animal feed, and environmental samples, for the presence of indicator groups such as coliforms. As well as providing evidence of food hygiene and safety, indicator groups provide a measure of food quality and spoilage potential. One of the most common groups of bacteria employed as indicator organisms by the food industry are the coliforms, which can be regarded as a subgroup within the Enterobacteriaceae. However, to improve assessment of food safety and quality by the food industry, there has been a move towards testing for total Enterobacteriaceae rather than limiting testing to coliforms.

  • Easy-to-read results: due to inclusion of neutral red indicator and crystal violet in the medium Enterobacteriaceae form purple pink colored colonies. Adheres to ISO 21528 and ISO 11133:2014 standards.
  • Conforms to formulations detailed in International Pharmacopoeia
  • Ready-to-use convenience of prepared media.

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Not intended for IVD use.