The HygieneChek™ CHROMagar Salmonella is an easy to use, reliable and economic agar-based test system to check for microbiological contamination in various liquids and on surfaces. It is based on a double-sided agar paddle which is used to detect and identify various microorganisms commonly found in foods, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. Microbiological samples can be taken from liquids and surfaces directly in the processing environment (including production lines), kitchens, cafeterias, supermarkets, military areas and clean rooms. It can also be used for air sampling.
The only equipment required for the HygieneChek™ CHROMagar Salmonella is an incubator and optionally a bench top autoclave. The test system consists of a container with a screw cap and a removable paddle. The surface of the paddle is covered on both sides with a nutrient agar medium.
CHROMagar Salmonella (Agar is pink) - The medium is used for the selective detection of Salmonella and corresponds to RAMBACH medium. Salmonella metabolize propylene glycolic acid, which makes the colonies appear in a red color. Coliforms appear in a blue green up to blue violet color. Other Enterobacteriaceae and gram-negative bacteria grow colorless or in a yellowish color. Please apply CHROMagar Salmonella only as a contact-slide for surface testing.
Scigiene offers a wide range of different agar types and also custom made solutions are possible. HygieneChek™ is also ideally suited for the transport of microbiological samples.