Intended use:

RIDA®STAMP Vibrio is an agar for the detection of Vibrio parahaemolyticus and Vibrio spp. on surfaces. The RIDA®STAMP plates consist of a special 10 cm2 petri dish containing organism specific agar which is protruding above the surface of the plate in order to allow direct contact with the selected flat surface or solid food sample.

Regular sampling on cleaned and sanitised surfaces will lead to a complete quantitative hygiene monitoring process. Repeated controls will play a part in contributing to good workplace hygiene according to the concept of HACCP and support GMP guidelines.

General Information:

Vibrio parahaemolyticus-associated gastroenteritis is the infection caused by this organism. The bacterium naturally inhabits coastal waters and can be present in fish and other seafood. RIDA®STAMP Vibrio is well suited to check the hygienic status of solid surfaces of fish and seafood to control them without huge efforts in the laboratory.

Greenish colonies indicate the presence of V. parahaemolyticus. Other Vibrios (especially V. alginolyticus) will form yellow colonies. If only a high number of yellow colonies are observed on the agar plate contamination with V. parahaemolyticus might be given. All greenish and yellow colonies have to be counted to determine the total number ofVibrio.

Art. No. HS0311, HS0312
Test Format 25 or 50 agar plates, respectively, five plates are packed in one plastic bag
Sample Preparation not required
Incubation Time 24 – 48 hours at 36 ± 1 °C
Detection Limit 1 cfu/10 cm2
Shelf life 6 months at 2 – 8 °C (from date of manufacture)
Easy to use Open plate, press agar on sampling surface, close plate