The test method is suitable for use in food processing areas and equipment as part of an environmental monitoring program and
can also be used for testing process water and other liquid samples. Final test results are available 16 h after sampling, E.coli in highly contaminated samples can be detected after 8 h.
The N-Light™ E. coli enrichment broth contains a nutrient mix that provides for optimal growth of sub-lethally injured E. coli.
Competing microorganisms are inhibited due to an elevated incubation temperature of 44°C.