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 or bottles and dehydrated powders (availability depending on countries and culture media type: contact us for more information).
The Quality Control Laboratory of the Combourg (France) manufacturing site is accredited by COFRAC in accordance with the international standard ISO / IEC 17025: 2005 for the realization of the control and performance of culture media - Ready to use solid and liquids according to standard NF EN ISO 11133.

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, to know if the product is avaible in your country ?