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BS EN 1040:2005 Suspension Testing

Chemical disinfectants and antispetics. Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of basic bactericidal activity of chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Test method and requirements (phase 1) (British Standard)

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BS EN 1040 is a widely recognised European standard that outlines essential guidelines for evaluating the basic bactericidal activity of chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Designed to ensure public safety and hygiene, this standard establishes the minimum requirements for disinfectants used in various industries, from healthcare to food processing.

The standard prescribes a quantitative suspension test to measure the effectiveness of disinfectants against specific bacteria strains, such as Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus. By specifying the testing methodology and evaluation criteria, BS EN 1040 helps manufacturers, regulators, and end-users to identify reliable and effective products for maintaining cleanliness.

Adherence to BS EN 1040 is crucial to uphold a high standard of sanitation and infection control in public spaces and industries. As a result, this standard contributes to the overall reduction of infection rates, the prevention of cross-contamination, and the promotion of a safe and healthy environment for all.

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  • Issuing Body: BSI
  • Product Type: Chemical Disinfectant
  • Type of Test: Microbiological
This document was last updated on 25/05/2023

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