ISO 21149:2009

Enumeration and detection of aerobic mesophilic bacteria present in cosmetics.

Products that can be tested
Cosmetics deemed suitable by microbiological risk analysis. Not all products may be suited to this protocol e.g. water immiscible products.

Description of Test

  • Colonies are counted on a non-selective agar medium after aerobic incubation of the plate at 32.5°C ± 2.5°C for 72 ± 6 hours
  • The number of aerobic mesophilic bacteria per millilitre or per gram of product is calculated

Third Party Validation
On passing this test, the product can be labelled as tested by airmid healthgroup to ISO 21149:2009 in support of any claim relating to the test and data received.

Turnaround Time
4 weeks from receipt of samples

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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