Disinfectants and Sanitisers

Companies seeking to evaluate the bactericidal, yeasticidal and fungicidal activity of hand sanitisers, hand wash and surface disinfectant products has become more frequent within New Zealand. This includes assessing products for their ‘kill rate’ for labelling of products. Currently there are no regulations for testing in New Zealand.

 

At Biodet we routinely test to the following standards:

 

  • BSEN 1276: 2019 – Bactericidal activity of disinfectants and antiseptics used in food, industrial, domestic and institutional areas.

  • BSEN 1650: 2019 – Fungicidal or yeasticidal activity of disinfectants and antiseptics used in food, industrial, domestic and institutional areas.

  • BSEN 13727: 2012 – Bactericidal activity of disinfectants and antiseptics used in the medical area.

  • BSEN 13624: 2013 – Fungicidal or yeasticidal activity of disinfectants and antiseptics used in the medical area.

  • ISO 22196: 2001 – Measurement of antibacterial activity on plastics and other non-porous surfaces

 

As a microbiological consulting laboratory, we are not limited to these standards and are willing to explore new methods, therefore we welcome any enquiries regarding other testing methodologies.