Microbiological Testing

Micro-biological testing checks for the presence of microorganisms in a particular sample. Such testing is essential for consumer product safety, to look for signs of contamination in products that will be distributed to the public. Consumer products such as food items, cosmetics, toys and juvenile products are common for micro-biological testing.

Applicable Testing Requirement for Art Material in Toys in Liquid / Semi-liquid / Powder Form

  • Anaerobic/aerobic total microbial counts

    • EU : BP/EP - Microbiological Contamination

    • US : USP 61/62 - Cleanliness of Materials :

  • Microbiological effectiveness of preservatives

    • EU : BP/EP- Efficacy of antimicrobial preservation

    • US : USP 51 -Preservative Effectiveness