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BS EN 13697:2015+A1:2019 Surface Test

Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics, Quantitative non-porous surface test for the evaluation of bactericidal and/or fungicidal activity of chemical disinfectants used in food, industrial, domestic and institutional areas. Test method and requirements without mechanical action (phase 2, step 2)

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BS EN 13697 is a crucial European standard that outlines guidelines for evaluating the bactericidal, fungicidal, and yeasticidal activity of chemical disinfectants and antiseptics used on hard, non-porous surfaces. This standard ensures that disinfectant products show high efficacy against harmful microorganisms, playing a vital role in maintaining cleanliness and hygiene in various sectors, including healthcare, food, and industrial environments.

The standard prescribes a quantitative non-porous surface test to measure a disinfectant's performance against specific strains of bacteria, fungi, and yeasts. By providing a clear testing system and assessment measures, BS EN 13697 enables manufacturers, regulatory authorities, and end-users to determine the effectiveness of surface disinfectants and antiseptics.

Adherence to BS EN 13697 is essential for upholding high standards of surface hygiene and infection control in public and industrial settings. By ensuring the efficacy of disinfectants against harmful microorganisms, this standard aids in the prevention of contamination, the reduction of infection rates, and the promotion of a safe and sanitised environment for all.

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Additional Info

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

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