Rappaport Vassiliadis Broth (USP)
This is a selective enrichment broth for the isolation of Salmonella spp. from pharmaceutical, food, dairy and environmental samples. Malachite Green and Magnesium Chloride are included in the formulation as selective agents due to their ability to inhibit most enteric organisms whilst allowing Salmonella spp. to multiply freely. Gram +ve bacteria and most other enteric bacteria, are typically susceptible to or inhibited by Malachite Green, the high osmotic pressure and/or the low pH of the medium.
It should be noted that S.typhi and S.choleraesuis are sensitive to Malachite Green and may therefore be inhibited. This medium conforms to the requirements of the Harmonised USP/EP/JP.