Kikkoman Biochemifa Company announced today that it has received the NordVal certification for its prepared media plate Easy Plate AC for the enumeration of aerobic plate count, Easy Plate EC for the enumeration of E. coli and coliforms, Easy Plate CC for the enumeration of coliforms, Easy Plate SA for the enumeration of Staphylococcus aureus.
NordVal evaluates the performance and field of application of alternative microbiological methods. This includes analyses of food, water, feed, animal feces and food environmental samples in the Nordic countries. NordVal is managed by a steering group, which is appointed by the National Food Administrations in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. NordVal: A Nordic system for validation of alternative microbiological methods - ScienceDirect
NordVal evaluates and certifies the equivalence to ISO methods according to the protocols specified in ISO 16140-2:2016.
The validation was performed by a third-party organization on the following.
ISO 16140-2:2016：International standard that provides a method for validation of alternative methods.
ISO 4833-1:2013 ：The method for the enumeration of microorganisms.
ISO 16649-2:2001：The method for the enumeration of beta-glucuronidase-positive E. coli.
ISO 4832:2006 ：The method for the enumeration of coliforms.
ISO 6888-1: 2021 ：The method for the enumeration of Staphylococcus aureus.
The detailed validation report and press release are available at the following page.
New NordVal certified methods: Kikkoman Biochemifa Easy Plate AC, CC, EC and SA - NMKL
NordVal 059 Easy Plate AC - NMKL
NordVal 060 Easy Plate CC - NMKL
NordVal 061 Easy Plate EC - NMKL
NordVal 062 Easy Plate SA - NMKL
|Product Name||Target Bacteria||AOAC PTM Certification||MicroVal Certification||NordVal Certification|
|Easy Plate AC||Total aerobic count||Certified||Certified||Certified|
|Easy Plate CC||Coliforms||Certified||Certified||Certified|
|Easy Plate EC||E. coli and coliforms||Certified||Certified||Certified|
|Easy Plate SA||Staphylococcus aureus||Certified||Certified||Certified|
|Easy Plate YM-R||Yeast and Mold||Under validation||Under validation||Under validation|