Bactoferm F-RM-52

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Lactobacillus sakei and Staphylococcus carnosus

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Bactoferm F-RM-52 is a meat starter culture for the production of fast fermented meat products at temperatures between 72-90°F. This culture ensures a unique flavor profile, while giving an excellent color development. Recommended use is for sausage making when producing Northern European style sausages like German Mettwurst and Danish Salami, but it can also be used for Mediterranean style sausages.

Culture Compositions:

  • Lactobacillus sakei
  • Staphylococcus carnosus

Usage (Click here for pdf)
The culture is recommended for the production of fast fermented North European style sausages e.g. German Mettwurst and Danish salami, but it is also well suited for the production of Mediterranean style sausages. The culture does not ferment saccharose (sucrose) and it is therefore recommended to use glucose (dextrose) as the carbohydrate source in the mince.

Bactoferm F-RM-52 Product Details:

  • Usage: 25g package for 220 lb. (100 kg) of meat
  • Properties: Off-white to brownish color
  • Form: Ground powder
  • Solubility: Water soluble suspension
  • Kosher Meat Excl. Passover
  • Certified Halal
  • Freeze dried culture, store in freezer: < -17 °C / < 1 °F 

To test if the bactoferm is still viable, simply shake the package. If the bactoferm is loose when shaken, like sand, then the bacteria is alive. If the bactoferm is clumped together and does not sound loose then the bacteria has died and should not be used.

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Delivery and Storage
Due to the limited shelf life outside of a freezer, Bactoferm cannot ship outside of North America. Place Bactoferm in the freezer immediately upon delivery.

Additional information

Weight 0.15 lbs
Dimensions 5.25 × 4.5 × 0.125 in

103 reviews for Bactoferm F-RM-52

  1. Ben Randow (verified owner)

    It would be great to offer a price reduction for multiple units purchased

  2. Robert (verified owner)

    I always rely on Sausage maker for my starter cultures.

  3. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Back for more! Perfect qty. for the home sausage maker.

  4. David Bilotti (verified owner)

    have not yet used

  5. VINCE BACCARI (verified owner)

    quick, easy & accurate delivery date. Great website.

  6. John WEBSTER (verified owner)

    Better be safe than sorry and use this for your dry sausage needs.

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  8. Peter H. (verified owner)

    Great stuff we all know and use. Shipped fast too.

  9. Bob in CA (verified owner)

    I have used Bactoferm F-RM-52 in the past, and expect to have excellent results again.

  10. Anonymous (verified owner)

    I bought this for my brother to treat his chronic sinusitis after reading about it on a blog called lacto-bacto

  11. Dave Johnson (verified owner)

    product looked good

  12. Rosemary Armenta (verified owner)

    We are boar hunters and often bag hundreds of pounds of meat. What to do? Salami! Sausagemaker had everything we needed, grinder, stuffer, casings, and of course Bactoferm for a completely satisfying Italian style wild boar salami. Now, we cant make it fast enough. Everybody wants a stick. Good Job guys, and shipping is reasonable considering I am way out here in California.

  13. Marie Mathews (verified owner)

    Rec’d quickly and as expected

  14. James Baity (verified owner)

    good, fast

  15. Monika Clark (verified owner)

    Fast service, great product

  16. James Kershaw (verified owner)

    Great starter culture makes a wonderful dry salami

    Sausage Maker shipped fast and fresh

  17. Neil Nederfield (verified owner)

    I use this starter culture for making my homemade salamis. Since switching to it several years ago, I’ve never hard a bad batch since switching

  18. Scott Nedved (verified owner)

    The product is great the only problem I have is charging $20.50 to ship the F-RM-52 and the Mold 600 when the 2-only weigh 50 grams!

  19. Anonymous (verified owner)

    The Bactoferm I ordered has arrived on time. I will certainly do more business with The Sausage Maker in the future.

  20. Troy Nelson (verified owner)

    Everything was as advertised. Which is exactly what I wanted. All expectations were met. I’m a very satisfied customer.

  21. Lawrence Motzel (verified owner)

    Product came quick and was packed well.

  22. Alan Smith (verified owner)

    Order came very quickly and worked well.

  23. Bogdan Manole (verified owner)

    Very fast shipment, excellent quality.

  24. Paulie Spice Inc (verified owner)

    Worked as listed.

  25. Robert Rosenwald (verified owner)

    Good apeed of delivery, good product.

  26. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Works for my rhinitis. Fast shipping.

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  28. Mark Streuli (verified owner)

    I’ve now made multiple orders and the quality, customer service and timely shipping has been tops!

    Thank you-


  29. Dan Bohlman (verified owner)

    I use a small amount of this product via nasal irrigation after a sinus infection and antibiotic usage.

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  31. Joseph Kennedy (verified owner)

    I initially feared that the warm transit might have damaged this culture, since the package says to keep it frozen, but it was definitely alive. This is a good way to get L.sakei and it works as well as I had read.

  32. Daniel Perkins (verified owner)

    Customer Service has been really helpful. Initial delievery of package was stolen and they sent a replacement for free!

  33. mark dennis (verified owner)

    Very, very quick turn around on cultures.

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  36. William Wolfe (verified owner)

    Fast shipping, reasonable price, I’ll be back!

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  39. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Plus, excellent customer service.

  40. Mark (verified owner)

    I have a batch of salami going right now. Too soon to tell to comment on flavor.

  41. Evan Salim (verified owner)

  42. Tony Brunod (verified owner)

    Worked great. Easy to use not complicated

  43. Kathryn Mohror (verified owner)

  44. Juan Garcia (verified owner)

    I’ve been getting most of my sausage making supplies from SM for almost 10 years. Have never been dissatisfied with their products.

  45. Dustin Crume (verified owner)

    Shipped in a decent time

  46. christopher derrick (verified owner)

    As advertised

  47. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Culture works as intended.

  48. Frank Sstancak (verified owner)

    does the job

  49. Mark G (verified owner)

    Not much to say about a foil package of bacteria except it came exactly as they described. Great.

  50. Wendy Harding (verified owner)

    Still have not received.

  51. Jorge9256 (verified owner)

    Adding this culture was my first attempt at fermented sausage. The outcome was perfection.

    The order was prompt as usual. As always, you guys have those hard to find items for my sausage making hobby.

  52. Gary (verified owner)

    Worked very well on my salami made with pork shoulder.

  53. Sargent Gregory (verified owner)

    Came sealed nicely with easy instructions. Using on Sopersatta now!

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  55. Frank Martorelli (verified owner)

    Works fine it works fine thank you

  56. Daniel Zimmerman (verified owner)

    Hello, I think the product is fine, but the line for the expiration date is completely missing. I used some on December 30 and immediately put it back in the freezer. How long will the remainder be good for? Dan

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  58. Michael Goodson (verified owner)

    I thought I would wait to review until I tried it. I used it to make Spanish chorizo (a dry cured fermented sausage). It came out great.

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  60. Anonymous (verified owner)

    I’ve been ordering from this company for many years and I have never been disappointed. They sell many great products and I’m looking for word doing business with them for many many years thank you.

  61. Michael Middlebrooks (verified owner)

    Good selection of products. Competitive pricing. Fast delivery.

  62. James J. Pancrazio (verified owner)

    The catalog that I receive on a regular basis has been a great help in determining the best approach for incubating and drying Italian-style salami. The results thus far with finocchiona, salami nocciola, salami tartufi, and Spanish-style chorizo have been great. These are the highlight of our dinner parties. The Sausage Maker is a great source for all of my needs.

  63. Greg Galardy (verified owner)

    I’ve been using this product for years, and it always produces a delicious, firm salami. I use it for beef, pork or lamb.

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  65. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Just what i needed. Thanks SAUSAGE MAKER.

  66. Gery Bargen (verified owner)

    I use this product for all of my salami style sausages. Always have great results in using with protein lined casings.

  67. Syd Bailey (verified owner)

    I love ordering form them as everything always comes quickly and as described

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  71. Kyle McCormick (verified owner)

    Real deal, here.

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