E. coli and Salmonella

Salmonella & E. coli  Microbial Safety Testing is used to detect a wide variety of species classified as salmonella and E. coli or Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC E. coli). One Plant DNA Collection Kit is included with the price of each test. Each kit collects one sample and you will need one kit for each plant that you want to test, however, additional tests can be ordered on a single sample up to two weeks after submitting them to our lab. Shipping calculated during checkout. All taxes are included

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Enterobacteriaceae

The Enterobacteriaceae family, also known as Bile-tolerant gram-negative bacteria, is a large group of bacteria that includes coliform bacteria, E.coli, and Salmonella. In all, the Enterobacteriaceae family includes more than 200 species. While most members of the Enterobacteriaceae family are not pathogenic to humans, they can cause foodborne illness as well as food spoilage. As a result, Food manufacturers typically test products for Enterobacteriaceae to ensure quality and long shelf life.
Many cannabis regulators require cannabis samples pass Enterobacteriaceae testing before they can be sold in dispensaries. Many states use pass or fail criteria for microbial testing, recommending less than 1,000 CFU/g on cannabis plant material and 100 CFU/g on extracts. It is up to you to comply with the local regulations in your area.

Salmonella
When states require Salmonella testing on cannabis it is typically a presence/absence test, which means any detection of Salmonella in the sample will result in a failure.

Coliform
Coliform bacteria are a sub-family of Enterobacteriaceae, commonly used as an indicator of sanitary quality of foods and water. Coliforms can be found in and on several environments that are common in cannabis production, including water, soil, vegetation. Coliforms are also commonly present in feces. While most coliforms do not cause serious illness, their presence indicates there could other more pathogenic sub-species of fecal origin could be present.

In addition to Enterobacteriaceae, many cannabis regulators require cannabis samples pass Total Coliform testing before they can be sold in dispensaries. Many states use pass or fail criteria for microbial testing, recommending less than 1,000 CFU/g of Coliform on cannabis plant material and less than 100 CFU/g on extracts. It is up to you to comply with the local regulations in your area.

E.coli
E.coli is a type of coliform bacteria commonly found in the lower intestine of warm-blooded organisms. Most E. coli strains are harmless, but others can cause food poisoning when ingested by humans. E. coli is expelled into the environment within fecal matter.

Most cannabis regulators require cannabis samples be tested for E.coli before they can be sold in dispensaries. E.coli is typically a presence/absence test, which means any detection of E.coli in the sample is a failure. However, Maryland allows 100 CFU/g in cannabis samples.

Shigatoxigenic Escherichia coli (STEC)
States that require STEC testing on cannabis typically make it a presence/absence test, which means any detection of STEC in the sample is a failure.

We developed a simple method to collect microbial DNA samples from your plants. This enables anyone in the world to take advantage of our services because our kits produce a purified DNA sample which is 100% legal to mail. All you need are the same materials (tweezers, alcohol, etc) required for any of our other tests. If you would like to test something other than plant material please contact us before placing your order. 

All testing is offered for research purposes only and not valid for regulatory certification.

E. coli and Salmonella

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