Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Rapid and Alternative Microbiological Methods (new guide)


The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association (CPTA) and the Pharmaceutical Microbiology Interest Group (Pharmig) have jointly produced a guidance document on “Rapid and Alternative Microbiological Methods”.

The scope of the guidance is:

“The intention of this guideline is to provide information and guidance on technological and equipment-related advances in microbiological testing and identification which can benefit the manufacturer to make faster or improved decisions in the areas of quality assurance, product release and recall.

Basic enabling or supporting techniques which generally improve the microbiological technician’s day-to-day activities such as automated plate pourers, plate counters, spiral platers and stomachers are out of the scope of this document.”

The document was produced by (in alphabetical order):

Ms Amanda Baila (Boots Manufacturing)
Mr Andy Brack (PZ Cussons UK)
Ms Emma Braithwaite (Swallowfield)
Ms Clare Clark (Schulke UK)
Dr Tanya De Sa (Procter & Gamble UK)
Ms Annette Ellison (Boots Manufacturing)
Mr Chris Martin (CMA UK)
Dr Stephen Rawling (GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare)
Dr Tim Sandle (Bio Products Laboratory)
Dr Kenneth Seal (Thor Specialities UK)
Ms Jenny Trueman (LF Beauty)
Ms Helen Wheeler (Church and Dwight)

The reference is:


The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association & Pharmig (2015) Rapid and Alternative Microbiological Methods, published by the CPTA, London

For details about obtaining a copy, please visit Pharmig or contact the Pharmig office.



Posted by Tim Sandle