Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Application of European Standards for chemical disinfectants and antiseptics


The European standard which provides an overview of the methods for undertaken disinfectant efficacy testing has been updated. The new standard reference is:

EN 14885:2015 “Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Application of European Standards for chemical disinfectants and antiseptics.”

The new standard replaces the previous 2006 version.

The standard cross-references the following EN disinfectant standards: EN 1276, EN 1499, EN 1500, EN 1650, EN 1656, EN 1657, EN 12791, EN 13610, EN 13623, EN 13624, EN 13697, EN 13704, EN 13727, EN 14204, EN 14348, EN 14349, EN 14476, EN 14561, EN 14562, EN 14563, EN 14675, EN 16437, EN 16438, 93/42/EEC, EN 12353, EN 1040, EN 1275, EN 14347

Key words are: Disinfectants, Antiseptics, Cleaning materials, Disinfectant tests, Microorganisms, Bacteriocide-activity determination, Bacteriocides, Viruses, Fungicides, Eumycophyta, Testing conditions, Medical equipment, Veterinary science, Food industry, Industrial, Domestic, Marking, Terminology.

The new standard is available from national standards bodies.



Posted by Tim Sandle