Technical data sheet
The sample is pipetted onto selective media and incubated at 35 C for 24 hours.
Standard microbiology equipment
Sample size requirements
Staphylococcus aureus is highly vulnerable to destruction by heat treatment and nearly all sanitizing agents. Therefore, the presence of this bacterium or its enterotoxins in processed foods or on food processing equipment is generally an indication of poor sanitation. (BAM Online Ch. 12 https://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~ebam/bam-12.html)