ISO 21148:2005

Cosmetics -- Microbiology -- General instructions for microbiological examination

ISO 21148:2005 gives general instructions for carrying out microbiological examinations of cosmetic products, in order to ensure their quality and safety, in accordance with an appropriate risk analysis (e.g. low water activity, hydro-alcoholic, extreme pH values).

Because of the large variety of products and potential uses within this field of application, these instructions might not be appropriate for some products in every detail (e.g. certain water-immiscible products).


General information

  • Status :  Withdrawn
    Publication date : 2005-10
  • Edition : 1
  • :
    ISO/TC 217
    Cosmetics
  • 07.100.40
    Cosmetics microbiology

Life cycle

A standard is reviewed every 5 years



Revisions / Corrigenda

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