Product number: NCM0227

Cronobacter Selective Broth (CSB) is recommended by ISO 22964 for the isolation and identification of Cronobacter spp. (formerly Enterobacter sakazakii), and is not intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions in humans.

Although rarely causing infections in immunocompetent adults, members of the Cronobacter genus have been implicated in sepsis, meningitis and necrotizing enterocolitis with a high death rate in neonates. These opportunistic pathogens are common in the environment and their ability to survive desiccation presents a significant risk for post-pasteurization contamination and survival in spray dried milk products. Enzymatic digest of animal tissues and meat extract provide a source of nitrogen and essential vitamins. High levels of sodium chloride and sucrose, the addition of vancomycin and an elevated incubation temperature produce a selective and specific medium. Cronobacter spp. ferment the sucrose in this broth, resulting in a decrease in pH and thus a change of color from purple to yellow or red due to the presence of the pH indicator bromocresol purple. Most other organisms do not grow in this medium, while E. coli are suppressed, resulting in a turbid medium with no changes in color. According to ISO 22964:2017, subculture is performed after pre-enrichment in Buffered Peptone Water (BPW).


Formula Liter
Enzymatic Digest of Animal Tissues 10.0 g/L
Meat Extract 3.0 g/L
Sodium Chloride 5.0 g/L
Bromocresol Purple 0.04 g/L
Sucrose 10.0 g/L

Final pH: 7.4 ± 0.2 at 25°C
Formula may be adjusted and/or supplemented as required to meet performance specifications.


  1. Disperse 28 grams of the medium in one liter of purified water.
  2. Heat with frequent agitation to completely dissolve the medium if necessary.
  3. Autoclave at 121 °C for 15 minutes.

Product was previously known as LabM Product: LAB226 Cronobacter Selective Broth (ISO)

Order Details

Product # Product Description
NCM0227A Cronobacter Selective Broth, 500 g
NCM0227B Cronobacter Selective Broth, 5 kg
NCM0227C Cronobacter Selective Broth, 10 kg
NCM0227D Cronobacter Selective Broth, 25 kg (European only size)
NCM0227E Cronobacter Selective Broth, 50 kg (US only size)

Reference Material

NCM0227 - Cronobacter Selective Broth, Safety Data Sheet [Danish] [Dutch] [English] [EU English] [Finnish] [French] [German] [Italian] [Spanish, Mexico] [Swedish]
NCM0227 - Cronobacter Selective Broth, Technical Specifications Sheet [English]

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