AOAC | NordVal | MicroVal
Refers to all microorganisms present in a sample which can tolerate the presence of oxygen and does not have specific growth requirements typically not included in the formulation of general purpose media. In accordance to Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) regulation, Total Count is considered as one of the release parameters for food (frozen, chilled, precooked, and prepared food), pharmaceutical, and nutraceutical samples.
Red and otherwise colored colonies
For total viable count
- Colonies grown on TC plate are red color
- Compact Dry TC consists of non-selective medium and redox indicator (2,3,5-Triphenyl Tetrazolium Chloride:TTC)
- 35±2℃, 48 hours
Nissui CompactDry TC was verified for the 24hours detection using the matrix of raw meats against the reference method.