sop for storage of and use of media
To lay down a procedure for storage and use of media.
Microbiologist / Executive
Quality Assurance Manager
4.1 After the receipt of media enter the quantity into media stock record (annexure –1).
4.2 Store the media after tightly closing the lid of the container and at a temperature below 30C in a closed cabinet to avoid sunlight.
4.3 Ensure that the area for storage of media is dry.
4.4 Mark the area as media storage.
4.5 Mention the date of opening on each container whenever a new container is opened & signature.
4.6 Use the opened container of dehydrated media within one month from the date of opening.
4.7 Ready-to-use (dehydrated) media must be stored in air tight (sealed) containers, it can be used for one year, provided that they are tested for growth promotion test (as per S.O.P) within three months of the time of use.
4.8 Record the temperature of media storage room daily in the format mentioned in annexure –1I
4.9 Dispose the expired media in the incinerator.
Annexure I & II – attached