Product number: NCM0119

Milk Plate Count Agar is used for the isolation and enumeration of microorganisms in milk and dairy products and is not intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions in humans.

A medium recommended by the British Standards Institute and the International Organization for Standardization for the enumeration of viable bacteria in milk and other dairy products.


Formula Liter
Tryptone 5.0 g/L
Yeast Extract 2.5 g/L
Dextrose 1.0 g/L
Antibiotic Free Skim Milk Powder 1.0 g/L
Agar 10.0 g/L

Final pH: 6.9 ± 0.2 at 25ºC
Formula may be adjusted and/or supplemented as required to meet performance specifications.


  1. Suspend 19.5 grams of the medium in one liter of purified water.
  2. Heat with frequent agitation and boil for one minute to completely dissolve the medium.
  3. Autoclave at 121ºC for 15 minutes.
  4. Cool to 45-50ºC.

Product was previously known as Acumedia Product: 7703 Milk Plate Count Agar; and LabM Product: LAB115 Milk Plate Count Agar

Order Details

Product # Product Description
NCM0119A Milk Plate Count Agar, 500 g
NCM0119B Milk Plate Count Agar, 5 kg
NCM0119C Milk Plate Count Agar, 10 kg
NCM0119D Milk Plate Count Agar, 25 kg (European only size)
NCM0119E Milk Plate Count Agar, 50 kg (US only size)

Reference Material

NCM0119 - Milk Plate Count Agar, Safety Data Sheet [Danish] [Dutch] [English] [EU English] [Finnish] [French] [German] [Italian] [Spanish, Mexico] [Swedish]
NCM0119 - Milk Plate Count Agar, Technical Specifications Sheet [English]
7703 - Milk Plate Count Agar, Product Information Sheet [English] [Portuguese]

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