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McClung Toabe Agar Base 500g

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cClung Toabe Agar Base

Intended Use

McClung Toabe Agar Base is used with Egg Yolk Enrichment 50% for isolating and detecting Clostridium perfringens in foods based on the lecithinase reaction.

Summary and Explanation

McClung and Toabe1 formulated a medium for isolating C. perfringens from foods. With the addition of 50% egg yolk emulsion, C. perfringens and a few other Clostridium species show the lecithinase reaction.
C. perfringens is found in raw meats, poultry, dehydrated soups and sauces, raw vegetables and other foods and food ingredients, but occurrences of food borne illness are usually associated with cooked meat or poultry products.2 Spores of some strains that may resist heat during cooking germinate and grow in foods that are not adequately refrigerated.3 Enumerating the microorganism in food samples plays a role in epidemiological investigation of outbreaks of food borne illness.2

Principles of the Procedure

McClung Toabe Agar Base contains peptone as a source of carbon, nitrogen, vitamins and minerals. Dextrose is the carbohydrate source. Sodium chloride provides essential ions. Magnesium sulfate provides divalent cations and sulfate. Disodium phosphate and monopotassium phosphate maintain pH balance and provide a source of phosphates. Agar is the solidifying agent. Egg Yolk Enrichment 50% provides egg yolk lecithin. Lecithinase-producing clostridia, such as C. perfringens, hydrolyze the lecithin and produce opaque halos.

User Quality Control

Identity Specifications
McClung Toabe Agar Base
Dehydrated Appearance: Very light beige, free-flowing, homogeneous.
Solution:                       7.5% solution, soluble in purified water upon
                                    boiling. Solution is light amber, slightly opalescent,
                                    with a precipitate.
Prepared Appearance:     Plain – Light amber, opalescent with precipitate.
                                    With Egg Yolk Enrichment – Light yellow, opaque.
Reaction of 7.5%
Solution at 25°C:            pH 7.6 ± 0.2
Egg Yolk Enrichment 50%
Appearance:                  Canary yellow, opaque liquid with a resuspendable
                                    precipitate.
Cultural Response
McClung Toabe Agar Base with Egg Yolk Enrichment 50%
Prepare the medium with Egg Yolk Enrichment 50% per label directions. Inoculate and incubate at 35 ± 2°C for 18-48 hours. Incubate the clostridia anaerobically.

ORGANISM ATCC™ INOCULUM
 CFU
RECOVERY LECITHINASE
 REACTION
Clostridium perfringens 12919 102-103 Good Opaque halo
Clostridium perfringens 12924 102-103 Good Opaque halo
Staphylococcus aureus 25923 102-103 Good None
Staphylococcus epidermidis 14990 102-103 Good None

Formula

McClung Toabe Agar Base
Approximate Formula* Per Liter
Proteose Peptone....................................................... 40.0 g
Dextrose..................................................................... 2.0 g
Disodium Phosphate..................................................... 5.0 g
Monopotassium Phosphate............................................ 1.0 g
Sodium Chloride........................................................... 2.0 g
Magnesium Sulfate....................................................... 0.1 g
Agar.......................................................................... 25.0 g
Egg Yolk Enrichment 50%
Concentrated egg yolk emulsion.
*Adjusted and/or supplemented as required to meet performance criteria.

Directions for Preparation from Dehydrated Product

McClung Toabe Agar Base
1. Suspend 75 g of the powder in 1 L of purified water. Mix thoroughly.
2. Heat with frequent agitation and boil for 1 minute to completely dissolve the powder.
3. Dispense 90 mL amounts into flasks and autoclave at 121°C for 15 minutes.
4. Cool to 50°C and aseptically add 10 mL of Egg Yolk Enrichment 50% to each 90 mL of base. Mix thoroughly.
5. Dispense into sterile Petri dishes in approximately 15 mL amounts.
6. Test samples of the finished product for performance using stable, typical control cultures.
Egg Yolk Enrichment 50%
Shake gently to resuspend the precipitate.

Procedure

See appropriate references for specific procedures.

Expected Results

Refer to appropriate references and procedures for results.
*Store at 2-8° C.

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Celebrity Endorsements

1. McClung and Toabe. 1947. J. Bacteriol. 53:139.

2. Labbe. 2001. In Downes and Ito (ed.), Compendium of methods for the microbiological examination of foods, 4th ed. American Public Health Association, Washington, D.C.

3. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 2001. Bacteriological analytical manual, online. AOAC International, Gaithersburg, Md.

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