BS EN 1884:1999

Contact us if you require lot-by-lot testing of natural fill bedding products for quality assurance and quality control purposes. We offer a screening process to assess the microbiological state of finished filling material, using the British Standard BS EN 1884:1999. In addition, more in-depth analysis can be performed, including bacteria and mould species identification on raw and finished filling materials.

Description of Test
The selective medium and plate count method (1.2 of BS EN1884:1999) uses different types of media to verify the presence and quantity of:
•    mesophillic aerobic bacteria
•    faecal streptococci
•    sulfite-reducing clostridia
•    Salmonella
In addition to this standard method, moulds can be quantified and species of both bacteria and mould can be identified by DNA sequencing.

Value of the test
The methods provide both a simple screening process for finish filling material hygiene and more complete and specific information on the control of the microbiological state of the raw and finished filling materials.

Third Party Validation
On passing this test, the product can be labelled as tested by airmid healthgroup to BS EN 1884 in support of any claim relating to the test and data received.

Turnaround Time
2 weeks from receipt of sample

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The quality of the third party data we received from airmid healthgroup helped us showcase our innovative strategy of licensing this novel technology at a prestigious international scientific event, the European Innovation Convention. Ultimately this will allow us add value and differentiate our customer offerings through a focus on health and indoor air quality.
Mr. Robert Hickson, MD of VitrA Ireland

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