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EN ISO 11930:2012



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Cosmetics - Microbiology - Evaluation of the antimicrobial protection of a cosmetic product (ISO 11930:2012, Corrected version 2013-05-01)

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1 Scope
2 Normative references
3 Terms and definitions
4 Principle
5 Preservation efficacy test
6 Overall evaluation of the antimicrobial
  protection of the cosmetic product
Annex A (normative) - Decision diagram
Annex B (normative) - Evaluation criteria for the
        preservation efficacy test
Annex C (informative) - Examples of neutralizers
        for the antimicrobial activity of preservatives
        and washing liquids
Annex D (informative) - Packaging characteristics

ISO 11930:2012 comprises a preservation efficacy test and a procedure for evaluating the overall antimicrobial protection of a cosmetic product which is not considered low risk.ISO 11930:2012 provides a procedure for interpretation of data generated by the preservation efficacy test or by the microbiological risk assessment, or both.

CEN/TC 392
Comite Europeen de Normalisation

ISO 29621:2017 Cosmetics — Microbiology — Guidelines for the risk assessment and identification of microbiologically low-risk products
ISO 21149:2017 Cosmetics — Microbiology — Enumeration and detection of aerobic mesophilic bacteria
EN 12353:2013 Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics - Preservation of test organisms used for the determination of bactericidal (including Legionella), mycobactericidal, sporicidal, fungicidal and virucidal (including bacteriophages) activity
ISO 18415:2017 Cosmetics — Microbiology — Detection of specified and non-specified microorganisms
ISO/IEC Guide 51:2014 Safety aspects Guidelines for their inclusion in standards
ISO 16212:2017 Cosmetics — Microbiology — Enumeration of yeast and mould
ISO 21148:2017 Cosmetics — Microbiology — General instructions for microbiological examination
ISO 22716:2007 Cosmetics — Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) — Guidelines on Good Manufacturing Practices

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