Ready to use media


  • Food culture media solutions.
  • A wide range of culture media, specifically devised and evaluated for food testing, is available to detect pathogens such as Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella, E. coli O157:H7, Campylobacter, Vibrio, Cronobacter.
  • bioMérieux has devised a specific range of chromogenic media for food testing, named


Ready to used media categories
 Media rationalization reference
 Food catalog
CAMPYLOBACTER   Reference Media Type
CampyFood agar Selective isolation and enumeration of Campylobacter in food and environmental samples 43471 Plate 2 x 10 (90 mm)
CampyFood broth Selective enrichment of Campylobacter in food and environmental samples 42642 10 x 90 ml(Minibags)
Combibags Stomacher bags for Campylobacter enrichment to be used with Genbox microaer 42643
30551
 
10 x 225 ml(Minibags)
3 x 10 bags + 2 clips
Genbag microaer Atmosphere generators 45532


96125
20 airlight bags - 20
generators - 2 sealing
clips
10 x 1 generator
CRONOBACTER (E.SAKAZAKII) Reference Media Type
ChromID sakazakii
Chromogenic medium for the selective isolation of Cronobacter sakazakii in infant food products. 43741 Plate 2 x 10 (90 mm)
Cronobacter enrichment broth supplement (CEB)* Selective Enrichment
Supplement for Cronobacter
33915 6 x 5 ml (Tube/bottle)
E.COLI O157   Reference Media Type
Cefixime - tellurite mixture (EN ISO 16654) Selective isolation of Escherichia coli O157: H7 42606 6 x 4 ml (lyophilized)
ChromID o157:H7
(EN ISO 16654) Chromogenic medium for the selective isolation presumptive identification of Escherichia coli O157: H7 42605

42630
6 x 200 ml
(Tube/bottle)
5 x 20 ml
(Tube/bottle)
Mac Conkey broth Selective enrichment for the VIDAS ECO 51015 500 g (Dehydrated)
SMAC CT Agar (EN ISO 16654) Selective isolation of Escherichia coli O157: H7 43391 Plate 2 x 10 (90 mm)
CRONOBACTER (E.SAKAZAKII) Reference Media Type
ChromID™ vibrio (ISO 21872)
Chromogenic medium for the selective isolation of Vibrio and the presomptive identification of V. parahaemolyticus and V. cholerae 43761 Plate 2 x 10 (90 mm)
LISTERIA   Reference Media Type
Buffered peptone Water (EN ISO 6887-1 EN ISO 11290-2) Diluent for enumeration of Listeria 42042

42043

42111

42629
42729
51094
6 x 90 ml
(Tube/bottle)
6 x 225 ml
(Tube/bottle)
100 x 9 ml
(Tube/bottle)
3 x 3 liter bags
10x225ml Mini-Bag
500g (Dehydrated)
ChromID ottaviani agosti
(EN ISO 11290) Chromogenic medium for the selective isolation, enumeration and presumptive identification of Listeria monocytogenes and Listeria spp 43641

43649
Plate 2 x 10 (90 mm) 

Plate 10 x 10 (90 mm)
ChromID lmono Chromogenic medium for the selective isolation, enumeration and presumptive identification of Listeria monocytogenes 42661

43661
4 x 200ml Bottles
(RI) + 4R2 (7 ml) +
4R3 (lyo)
Plate 2 x 10 (90 mm)
Fraser broth (EN ISO 11290-1) Selective enrichment of Listeria in food products 42046

42112
6 x 225 ml
Tube/Bottle)
20 x 10 ml
(Tube/bottle)
Half-Fraser broth (EN ISO 11290-1) Selective pre- enrichment of Listeria in food or environmental products 42048

42112

42615

42727
6 x 225 ml (in 250 ml
bottle)
20 x 10 ml
(Tube/bottle)
4 x 225 ml (in 300 ml 
bottle)
10 x 225 ml Mini- bags
LX Broth Broth for the selective enrichment of Listeria in food products. For use with the VIDAS® system 42627
42117

42120

42625

42626

42628
3 x 3 liter bags
20 x 6 ml
(Tube/bottle)
20 x 10 ml
(Tube/bottle)
4 x 225 ml
(Tube/bottle)
6 x 225 ml
(Tube/bottle)
3 x 3 liter bags
LMX Broth Broth for the enrichment of Listeria monocytogenes from food and production environmental samples. For use with the VIDAS system 42635

42627
6 x 100 ml
(Tube/bottle)
6 x 225 ml
(Tube/bottle)
LMX supplement Selective supplement for Listeria monocytogenes enrichment. 42749 10 x 225 ml Mini- bags
Oxford Agar (EN ISO 11290) Selective medium for isolation and enumeration of Listeria in food products 42649
42648
3 x 3 liter bags
6 x 6 ml
(Tube/bottle)
PALCAM Agar (EN ISO 11290) Selective medium for isolation and enumeration of Listeria in food products 43560
43559
Plate 2 x 10 (90 mm)
Plate 2 x 10 (90 mm)
YERSINA Reference Media Type
Yersinia Cin agar (EN ISO 10273) Selective isolation of Yersinia 43209
43421
Plate 10 x 10 (90 mm)
Plate 2 x 10 (90 mm)
SALMONELLA   Reference Media Type
Brillant Green Modified Agar (EN ISO 6579) Selective isolation of Salmonella in food products 43588 Plate 2 x 10 (90 mm)
Buffered Peptone Water (EN ISO 6579 • EN ISO 6887-1) Diluent and pre-enrichment medium for the detection of Salmonella in food products 42042

42043

42111
6 x 90 ml
(Tube/bottle)
6 x 225 ml
(Tube/bottle)
100 x 9 ml
(Tube/bottle)
ChromID™ salmonella
(EN ISO 6579) Chromogenic medium for the selective isolation and differentiation of the genus Salmonella 42629

42729

51094
3 x 3 liter bags

10 x 225 ml Mini- bags

500 g (dehydrated)
Hektoen agar (EN ISO 6579) Selective isolation of Salmonella and Shigella 43621

43629

43111

43119

51050
Plate 2 x 10 (90 mm)

Plate 10 x 10 (90 mm)

Plate 2 x 10 (90 mm)

Plate 10 x 10 (90 mm)

500 g
ICS Broth Non selective broth for the development of Salmonella following immuno-enrichment using the VIDAS ICS 42610

42112
100 x 2 ml
(Tube/bottle)
M Broth Selective enrichment broth for the detection of Salmonella in food products using the VIDAS SLM. 42077 20 x 10 ml
(Tube/bottle)
MRSV MKTTn (EN ISO 6579 Annex D) Modified semisolid Rappaport Vassiliadis for enrichment of Salmonella 42639 6 x 225 ml
(Tube/bottle)
Muller-Kauffmann Broth (EN ISO 6579) Selective enrichment broth for the detection of Salmonella in food products 42114 20 x 10 ml
(Tube/bottle)
Muller-Kauffmann Broth MKTTn+ Selective enrichment broth for the detection of Salmonella in environmental samples 33889 20 x 10 ml
(Tube/bottle)
Rappaport Vassiliadis Broth (EN ISO 6579) Selective enrichment broth for detection of Salmonella in food products 42073

42110
20 x 10 ml
(Tube/bottle)
20 x 10 ml
(Tube/bottle)
selenite Cystine broth Selective enrichment broth for the detection of Salmonella in food products 42052 20 x 10 ml
(Tube/bottle)
SM ID Agar
Chromogenic medium for the selective isolation and differentiation of Salmonella 43291 Plate 2 x 10 (90 mm)
SX2 Broth Selective enrichment for the Salmonella detection using the VIDAS® SLM (Food and environmental samples) 42121 20 x 10 ml
(Tube/bottle)
XLD Agar (EN ISO 6579) Selective isolation of Salmonella and Shigella 43563

43564
Plate 2 x 10 (90 mm) 

10 x 10 (90 mm)
SHIGELLA Reference Media Type
Hektoen agar Selective isolation of Salmonella and Shigella 43111

43119
Plate 2 x 10 (90 mm)

Plate 10 x 10 (90 mm)
ANAEROBIC BACTERIA Reference Media Type
iron sulfite agar (ISO 15213 • EN ISO 7937) Enumeration of sulfite-reducing bacteria growing under anaerobic conditions and Clostridium perfringens in food products 42603 6 x 200 ml
(Tube/bottle)
Plate 10 x 10 (90 mm)
schaedler agar + 5% sheep blood Isolation of anaerobic bacteria 43401
43279
Plate 1 x 20 (90 mm)
10 x 20 (90 mm)
CLOSTRIDIUM PERFRINGENS Reference Media Type
d-cycloserine supplemen (ISO 15213 • EN ISO 7937) Enumeration of Clostridium perfringens in food products 42619 6 x 2 ml (Tube/bottle)
deoxycholate Citrate agar (EP) Detection of Salmonella in non-sterile pharmaceutical products 42603 6 x 200 ml
(Tube/bottle)
COLIFORMS / E.COLI Reference Media Type
Chromid™ coli 
Selective and chromogenic medium for the detection and enumeration of ß D-glucuronidase positive E. coli and other coliforms from food samples 42017 6 x 200 ml
(Tube/bottle)
endo agar Selective isolation of enterobacteria and coliform organisms 51032 500 g
(dehydrated)
vrbl agar (ISO 4832) Enumeration of coliforms and thermotolerant coliforms in food products 42617 6 x 200 ml
COLIFORMS / E.COLI Reference Media Type
buffered peptone Water (EN ISO 6579 • EN ISO 6887-1 • EN ISO 11290-2) Diluent and pre-enrichment medium 42111

51094

42042
42043
42629
42729
100 x 9 ml
(Tube/bottle)
500 g
(dehydrated)
6 x 90 ml
6 x 225 ml
3 x 3 liter bags
10 x 225 ml Mini- bags
peptone Water (MRD) Diluent for the preparation of stock solutions and dilutions 42021

42076
6 x 90 ml
(Tube/bottle)
20 x 9 ml
(Tube/bottle)
saline solution Universal diluent 42113 100 x 9 ml
(Tube/bottle)
ENTEROBACTERIACEAE Reference Media Type
eosin-methylene 
blue agar
Isolation of enterobacteriaceae Selective isolation of enterobacteria and coliform organisms 43081 Plate 2 x 10 (90 mm)
kliger agar Differentiation of enterobacteriaceae 51032 500 g
(dehydrated)
vrbg agar (ISO 21528-1 and 21528-2) Selective medium for isolation and enumeration of enterobacteriaceae 42601 6 x 200 ml
(Tube/bottle)
ENTEROCOCCUS Reference Media Type
d-Coccosel agar Selective isolation of enterococci and group D streptococci 43151 Plate 2 x 10 (90 mm)
d-Coccosel agar Selective isolation and differentiation of enterococci and group D streptococci 51025 500 g
(dehydrated)
HEMOLYTIC BACTERIA Reference Media Type
Columbia agar +
5% sheep blood
Isolation of fastidious bacteria. Detection of hemolysis 43041
43049
Plate 2 x 10 (90 mm)
Plate 10 x 10 (90 mm)
Columbia agar + 
5% Horse blood
Isolation of fastidious bacteria. Detection of hemolysis 43050
43059
Plate 2 x 10 (90 mm)
Plate 10 x 10 (90 mm)
Columbia anC agar +
5% sheep blood
Selective isolation of fastidious bacteria. Detection of hemolysi 43071
43079
Plate 2 x 10 (90 mm)
Plate 10 x 10 (90mm)
trypcase soy agar +
5% sheep blood
Isolation of bacteria. Determination of hemolysis 43001
43009
Plate 2 x 10 (90 mm)
Plate 10 x 10 (90 mm)
trypcase soy agar + 
5% Horse blood
Isolation of bacteria. Determination of hemolysis 43061 Plate 2 x 10 (90 mm)
INCUBATION SYSTEMS Reference Media Type
genbag microaeR   45532 Other packaging kits comprise : 20
airlight bags - 20
generators - 2 dip seals
Atmosphere generators   96125 10 x 1 generator
anaer indicator: Anaerobic atmosphere indicator

  • Food culture media solutions.
  • A wide range of culture media, specifically devised and evaluated for food testing, is available to detect pathogens such as Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella, E. coli O157:H7, Campylobacter, Vibrio, Cronobacter.
  • bioMérieux has devised a specific range of chromogenic media for food testing, named


Ready to used media categories
 Media rationalization reference
 Food catalog
CAMPYLOBACTER   Reference Media Type
CampyFood agar Selective isolation and enumeration of Campylobacter in food and environmental samples 43471 Plate 2 x 10 (90 mm)
CampyFood broth Selective enrichment of Campylobacter in food and environmental samples 42642 10 x 90 ml(Minibags)
Combibags Stomacher bags for Campylobacter enrichment to be used with Genbox microaer 42643
30551
 
10 x 225 ml(Minibags)
3 x 10 bags + 2 clips
Genbag microaer Atmosphere generators 45532


96125
20 airlight bags - 20
generators - 2 sealing
clips
10 x 1 generator
CRONOBACTER (E.SAKAZAKII) Reference Media Type
ChromID sakazakii
Chromogenic medium for the selective isolation of Cronobacter sakazakii in infant food products. 43741 Plate 2 x 10 (90 mm)
Cronobacter enrichment broth supplement (CEB)* Selective Enrichment
Supplement for Cronobacter
33915 6 x 5 ml (Tube/bottle)
E.COLI O157   Reference Media Type
Cefixime - tellurite mixture (EN ISO 16654) Selective isolation of Escherichia coli O157: H7 42606 6 x 4 ml (lyophilized)
ChromID o157:H7
(EN ISO 16654) Chromogenic medium for the selective isolation presumptive identification of Escherichia coli O157: H7 42605

42630
6 x 200 ml
(Tube/bottle)
5 x 20 ml
(Tube/bottle)
Mac Conkey broth Selective enrichment for the VIDAS ECO 51015 500 g (Dehydrated)
SMAC CT Agar (EN ISO 16654) Selective isolation of Escherichia coli O157: H7 43391 Plate 2 x 10 (90 mm)
CRONOBACTER (E.SAKAZAKII) Reference Media Type
ChromID™ vibrio (ISO 21872)
Chromogenic medium for the selective isolation of Vibrio and the presomptive identification of V. parahaemolyticus and V. cholerae 43761 Plate 2 x 10 (90 mm)
LISTERIA   Reference Media Type
Buffered peptone Water (EN ISO 6887-1 EN ISO 11290-2) Diluent for enumeration of Listeria 42042

42043

42111

42629
42729
51094
6 x 90 ml
(Tube/bottle)
6 x 225 ml
(Tube/bottle)
100 x 9 ml
(Tube/bottle)
3 x 3 liter bags
10x225ml Mini-Bag
500g (Dehydrated)
ChromID ottaviani agosti
(EN ISO 11290) Chromogenic medium for the selective isolation, enumeration and presumptive identification of Listeria monocytogenes and Listeria spp 43641

43649
Plate 2 x 10 (90 mm) 

Plate 10 x 10 (90 mm)
ChromID lmono Chromogenic medium for the selective isolation, enumeration and presumptive identification of Listeria monocytogenes 42661

43661
4 x 200ml Bottles
(RI) + 4R2 (7 ml) +
4R3 (lyo)
Plate 2 x 10 (90 mm)
Fraser broth (EN ISO 11290-1) Selective enrichment of Listeria in food products 42046

42112
6 x 225 ml
Tube/Bottle)
20 x 10 ml
(Tube/bottle)
Half-Fraser broth (EN ISO 11290-1) Selective pre- enrichment of Listeria in food or environmental products 42048

42112

42615

42727
6 x 225 ml (in 250 ml
bottle)
20 x 10 ml
(Tube/bottle)
4 x 225 ml (in 300 ml 
bottle)
10 x 225 ml Mini- bags
LX Broth Broth for the selective enrichment of Listeria in food products. For use with the VIDAS® system 42627
42117

42120

42625

42626

42628
3 x 3 liter bags
20 x 6 ml
(Tube/bottle)
20 x 10 ml
(Tube/bottle)
4 x 225 ml
(Tube/bottle)
6 x 225 ml
(Tube/bottle)
3 x 3 liter bags
LMX Broth Broth for the enrichment of Listeria monocytogenes from food and production environmental samples. For use with the VIDAS system 42635

42627
6 x 100 ml
(Tube/bottle)
6 x 225 ml
(Tube/bottle)
LMX supplement Selective supplement for Listeria monocytogenes enrichment. 42749 10 x 225 ml Mini- bags
Oxford Agar (EN ISO 11290) Selective medium for isolation and enumeration of Listeria in food products 42649
42648
3 x 3 liter bags
6 x 6 ml
(Tube/bottle)
PALCAM Agar (EN ISO 11290) Selective medium for isolation and enumeration of Listeria in food products 43560
43559
Plate 2 x 10 (90 mm)
Plate 2 x 10 (90 mm)
YERSINA Reference Media Type
Yersinia Cin agar (EN ISO 10273) Selective isolation of Yersinia 43209
43421
Plate 10 x 10 (90 mm)
Plate 2 x 10 (90 mm)
SALMONELLA   Reference Media Type
Brillant Green Modified Agar (EN ISO 6579) Selective isolation of Salmonella in food products 43588 Plate 2 x 10 (90 mm)
Buffered Peptone Water (EN ISO 6579 • EN ISO 6887-1) Diluent and pre-enrichment medium for the detection of Salmonella in food products 42042

42043

42111
6 x 90 ml
(Tube/bottle)
6 x 225 ml
(Tube/bottle)
100 x 9 ml
(Tube/bottle)
ChromID™ salmonella
(EN ISO 6579) Chromogenic medium for the selective isolation and differentiation of the genus Salmonella 42629

42729

51094
3 x 3 liter bags

10 x 225 ml Mini- bags

500 g (dehydrated)
Hektoen agar (EN ISO 6579) Selective isolation of Salmonella and Shigella 43621

43629

43111

43119

51050
Plate 2 x 10 (90 mm)

Plate 10 x 10 (90 mm)

Plate 2 x 10 (90 mm)

Plate 10 x 10 (90 mm)

500 g
ICS Broth Non selective broth for the development of Salmonella following immuno-enrichment using the VIDAS ICS 42610

42112
100 x 2 ml
(Tube/bottle)
M Broth Selective enrichment broth for the detection of Salmonella in food products using the VIDAS SLM. 42077 20 x 10 ml
(Tube/bottle)
MRSV MKTTn (EN ISO 6579 Annex D) Modified semisolid Rappaport Vassiliadis for enrichment of Salmonella 42639 6 x 225 ml
(Tube/bottle)
Muller-Kauffmann Broth (EN ISO 6579) Selective enrichment broth for the detection of Salmonella in food products 42114 20 x 10 ml
(Tube/bottle)
Muller-Kauffmann Broth MKTTn+ Selective enrichment broth for the detection of Salmonella in environmental samples 33889 20 x 10 ml
(Tube/bottle)
Rappaport Vassiliadis Broth (EN ISO 6579) Selective enrichment broth for detection of Salmonella in food products 42073

42110
20 x 10 ml
(Tube/bottle)
20 x 10 ml
(Tube/bottle)
selenite Cystine broth Selective enrichment broth for the detection of Salmonella in food products 42052 20 x 10 ml
(Tube/bottle)
SM ID Agar
Chromogenic medium for the selective isolation and differentiation of Salmonella 43291 Plate 2 x 10 (90 mm)
SX2 Broth Selective enrichment for the Salmonella detection using the VIDAS® SLM (Food and environmental samples) 42121 20 x 10 ml
(Tube/bottle)
XLD Agar (EN ISO 6579) Selective isolation of Salmonella and Shigella 43563

43564
Plate 2 x 10 (90 mm) 

10 x 10 (90 mm)
SHIGELLA Reference Media Type
Hektoen agar Selective isolation of Salmonella and Shigella 43111

43119
Plate 2 x 10 (90 mm)

Plate 10 x 10 (90 mm)
ANAEROBIC BACTERIA Reference Media Type
iron sulfite agar (ISO 15213 • EN ISO 7937) Enumeration of sulfite-reducing bacteria growing under anaerobic conditions and Clostridium perfringens in food products 42603 6 x 200 ml
(Tube/bottle)
Plate 10 x 10 (90 mm)
schaedler agar + 5% sheep blood Isolation of anaerobic bacteria 43401
43279
Plate 1 x 20 (90 mm)
10 x 20 (90 mm)
CLOSTRIDIUM PERFRINGENS Reference Media Type
d-cycloserine supplemen (ISO 15213 • EN ISO 7937) Enumeration of Clostridium perfringens in food products 42619 6 x 2 ml (Tube/bottle)
deoxycholate Citrate agar (EP) Detection of Salmonella in non-sterile pharmaceutical products 42603 6 x 200 ml
(Tube/bottle)
COLIFORMS / E.COLI Reference Media Type
Chromid™ coli 
Selective and chromogenic medium for the detection and enumeration of ß D-glucuronidase positive E. coli and other coliforms from food samples 42017 6 x 200 ml
(Tube/bottle)
endo agar Selective isolation of enterobacteria and coliform organisms 51032 500 g
(dehydrated)
vrbl agar (ISO 4832) Enumeration of coliforms and thermotolerant coliforms in food products 42617 6 x 200 ml
COLIFORMS / E.COLI Reference Media Type
buffered peptone Water (EN ISO 6579 • EN ISO 6887-1 • EN ISO 11290-2) Diluent and pre-enrichment medium 42111

51094

42042
42043
42629
42729
100 x 9 ml
(Tube/bottle)
500 g
(dehydrated)
6 x 90 ml
6 x 225 ml
3 x 3 liter bags
10 x 225 ml Mini- bags
peptone Water (MRD) Diluent for the preparation of stock solutions and dilutions 42021

42076
6 x 90 ml
(Tube/bottle)
20 x 9 ml
(Tube/bottle)
saline solution Universal diluent 42113 100 x 9 ml
(Tube/bottle)
ENTEROBACTERIACEAE Reference Media Type
eosin-methylene 
blue agar
Isolation of enterobacteriaceae Selective isolation of enterobacteria and coliform organisms 43081 Plate 2 x 10 (90 mm)
kliger agar Differentiation of enterobacteriaceae 51032 500 g
(dehydrated)
vrbg agar (ISO 21528-1 and 21528-2) Selective medium for isolation and enumeration of enterobacteriaceae 42601 6 x 200 ml
(Tube/bottle)
ENTEROCOCCUS Reference Media Type
d-Coccosel agar Selective isolation of enterococci and group D streptococci 43151 Plate 2 x 10 (90 mm)
d-Coccosel agar Selective isolation and differentiation of enterococci and group D streptococci 51025 500 g
(dehydrated)
HEMOLYTIC BACTERIA Reference Media Type
Columbia agar +
5% sheep blood
Isolation of fastidious bacteria. Detection of hemolysis 43041
43049
Plate 2 x 10 (90 mm)
Plate 10 x 10 (90 mm)
Columbia agar + 
5% Horse blood
Isolation of fastidious bacteria. Detection of hemolysis 43050
43059
Plate 2 x 10 (90 mm)
Plate 10 x 10 (90 mm)
Columbia anC agar +
5% sheep blood
Selective isolation of fastidious bacteria. Detection of hemolysi 43071
43079
Plate 2 x 10 (90 mm)
Plate 10 x 10 (90mm)
trypcase soy agar +
5% sheep blood
Isolation of bacteria. Determination of hemolysis 43001
43009
Plate 2 x 10 (90 mm)
Plate 10 x 10 (90 mm)
trypcase soy agar + 
5% Horse blood
Isolation of bacteria. Determination of hemolysis 43061 Plate 2 x 10 (90 mm)
INCUBATION SYSTEMS Reference Media Type
genbag microaeR   45532 Other packaging kits comprise : 20
airlight bags - 20
generators - 2 dip seals
Atmosphere generators   96125 10 x 1 generator
anaer indicator: Anaerobic atmosphere indicator

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