International Standard
ISO 21150:2015
Cosmetics — Microbiology — Detection of Escherichia coli
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ISO 21150:2015
Edition 2
2015-12
International Standard
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ISO 21150:2015
68311
Published (Edition 2, 2015)
This standard was last reviewed and confirmed in 2021. Therefore this version remains current.
This standard has 1 amendment.

ISO 21150:2015

ISO 21150:2015
68311
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Abstract

ISO 21150:2015 gives general guidelines for the detection and identification of the specified microorganism Escherichia coli in cosmetic products. Microorganisms considered as specified in this International Standard might differ from country to country according to national practices or regulations.

In order to ensure product quality and safety for consumers, it is advisable to perform an appropriate microbiological risk analysis, so as to determine the types of cosmetic products to which this International Standard is applicable. Products considered to present a low microbiological (see ISO 29621) risk include those with low water activity, hydro-alcoholic products, extreme pH values, etc.

The method described in this International Standard is based on the detection of Escherichia coli in a non-selective liquid medium (enrichment broth), followed by isolation on a selective agar medium. Other methods may be appropriate, depending on the level of detection required.

NOTE For the detection of Escherichia coli, subcultures can be performed on non-selective culture media followed by suitable identification steps (e.g. using identification kits).

Because of the large variety of cosmetic products within this field of application, this method might not be suited to some products in every detail (e.g. certain water-immiscible products). Other International Standards (ISO 18415) may be appropriate. Other methods (e.g. automated) can be substituted for the test presented here provided that their equivalence has been demonstrated or the method has been otherwise shown to be suitable.

General information

  •  : Published
     : 2015-12
    : International Standard confirmed [90.93]
  •  : 2
     : 14
  • ISO/TC 217
    07.100.40 
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 Amendments

Amendments are issued when it is found that new material may need to be added to an existing standardization document. They may also include editorial or technical corrections to be applied to the existing document.

Amendment 1

Edition 2022

ISO 21150:2015/Amd 1:2022
83702
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CHF 18
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