Easy Plate EC is a microbiological culture device made up of a waterproof sheet, a readymade dry medium on the sheet and a transparent cover over the medium. The Easy Plate EC method is intended to indicate the level of Escherichia coli and coliform bacteria in selected food products.
It is compact, easy to use, and reduces the total amount of waste produced during testing. The Easy Plate EC method has been granted AOAC Research Institute Performance Tested MethodsSM (031601) for raw beef, raw pork, raw frozen pork, raw lamb, raw salmon, frankfurter sausage and cooked ham.
During the preparation of the plates for incubation, no additional tools are required. This due to the hydrophobic ring around the culture area, which helps with the automatic spreading of the sample on the culture area.