CULTURE MEDIA For Food Applications

Innovative and Comprehensive Culture Solutions for your Lab

More than 60 years of experience on culture media and microbiology have lead bioMérieux to develop a large range of culture media to suit your daily needs & improve your lab's quality work. 
Our plate methods demonstrate high efficiency and reliability. 

We propose recognized culture media solutions for all kind of applications in food microbiology:

  • For detection or numeration:
    • bioMérieux is the reference method for Listeria (ALOA).
    • Solutions for reference methods with a large scope of microorganisms are available : Salmonella, Listeria, Bacillus, Cronobacter, Campylobacter
    • For easier and cost-effective workflow : bioMérieux develops “bag and plate” solutions: alternative culture media methods being ISO16140 validated methods (e.g. Bacara for Bacillus or Salma for Salmonella)
  • For confirmation of alternative methods like GENE-UP®, VIDAS®, or other culture media methods.



bioMérieux culture media are available in ready to use culture plates, tubes, bottles or bags and dehydrated powders (availability depending on countries and culture media type: contact us for more information).The Quality Control Laboratories of Combourg and Craponne manufacturing sites (France), are accredited by COFRAC in accordance with the international standard ISO / IEC 17025: 2017 for the realization of the control and performance of culture media - Ready to use solid and liquids according to standard NF EN ISO 11133 “Microbiology of food, animal feed and water — Preparation, production, storage and performance testing of culture media”.
Indeed, the Combourg QC lab has obtained a renewal of its accreditation (Certificates number 1-6394 rev.3) and Craponne has obtained an extension of its accreditation (Certificates number 1-2367 rev. 7) which also takes into account the ISO 11133 standard.

These accreditations, together with all guarantees provided by bioMérieux, constitute the elements that can justify the simplification of performance testing at reception of our ready-to-use culture media.

For more information, please refer to our downloadable documents (at the bottom of this page)

- Official Communication “BIOMERIEUX accreditation communication 2022”
- Accreditation Certificates number 1-6394 rev.3 (Combourg) and number 1-2367 rev. 7 (Craponne), that include technical annexes, also available on

To access the latest versions of certificates in force: (Combourg) (Craponne)

ICO user -friendly

Easy to use protocols


High selectivity and specificity


Internationally validated methods (ISO/AOAC)

Full range

Comprehensive range of chromogenic media


Designed for the detection of the main food pathogens

Listeria monocytogenes

Listeria spp




E.coli 0157:H7



Bacillus cereus

Do you need to talk to our microbiology experts to find the right solution for you?