Product Code TMV 427
Antibiotic Veg Assay Medium No. 4 (Yeast Beef Veg Agar) is prepared by incorporating vegetable peptones in place of animal peptones, making the medium BSE-TSE risks free. This can be used for the same purpose of Antibiotic Assay Medium No. 4 (Yeast Beef Agar)), which is recommended for plate counts in pharmaceutical and related products and for the microbial assay and detection of antibiotics like penicillin in milk. This medium is formulated in accordance to the specifications and procedures listed by the Food and Drug Administration.This medium is identical with that of Grove and Randall.
Generally presence of penicillin in milk is detected by the cylinder plate method, using Micrococcus luteus as the test organism, and a by paper disk method, using Bacillus stearothermophilus as the test organism. The cylinder plate method is recommended as the standard for quantification of ?-lactam residues. A description of the cylinder plate method for detecting penicillin in dry powdered milk is given by Kramer et al.. The same basic procedure is also recommended in the assay of penicillin in fluid milk. Freshly prepared plates should be used for antibiotic assays. The use of this medium assures well defined zones of the test organism. All conditions in the microbiological assay must be controlled carefully. The use of standard culture medium in the test is one of the important steps for obtaining good results.
detection of Penicillin-G in milk using Bacillus stearothermophilus
Kindly Follow Us