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Cosmetics - Microbiology - Enumeration of yeast and mould

ISO 16212:2017 Publication Description:

ISO 16212:2017 gives general guidelines for enumeration of yeast and mould present in cosmetics by counting the colonies on selective agar medium after aerobic incubation.

In order to ensure product quality and safety for consumers, it is advisable to perform an appropriate microbiological risk analysis to determine the types of cosmetic products to which ISO 16212:2017 is applicable. Products considered to present a low microbiological risk (see ISO 29621) include those with low water activity or extreme pH values, hydro-alcoholic products, etc.

Because of the large variety of cosmetic products within this field of application, this method might not be suited to some products in every detail (e.g. certain water-immiscible products). Other methods (e.g. automated) can be substituted for the tests presented here provided that their equivalence has been demonstrated or the method has been otherwise shown to be suitable.

Yeast enumerated can be identified using suitable identification tests, for example, tests described in the standards listed in the Bibliography. Mould enumerated can be identified by other appropriate methods, if necessary.

International Classification for Standards (ICS)

ICS Classification Field ICS Field Sub-Group and Number
ICS-07-Mathematics ICS Cosmetics microbiology (07.100.40)

ICS Related Standards

Cart Document Number Document Title
$138.00 ISO 11930:2012 Cosmetics - Microbiology - Evaluation of the antimicrobial protection of a cosmetic product
$138.00 ISO 16212:2008 Cosmetics - Microbiology - Enumeration of yeast and mould
$45.00 ISO 17516:2014 Cosmetics - Microbiology - Microbiological limits
$103.00 ISO 18415:2007 Cosmetics - Microbiology - Detection of specified and non-specified microorganisms
$103.00 ISO 18416:2015 Cosmetics - Microbiology - Detection of Candida albicans
$103.00 ISO/TR 19838:2016 Microbiology - Cosmetics - Guidelines for the application of ISO standards on Cosmetic Microbiology
$138.00 ISO 21148:2005 Cosmetics - Microbiology - General instructions for microbiological examination
$138.00 ISO 21149:2006 Cosmetics - Microbiology - Enumeration and detection of aerobic mesophilic bacteria
$103.00 ISO 21150:2015 Cosmetics - Microbiology - Detection of Escherichia coli
$103.00 ISO 22717:2015 Cosmetics - Microbiology - Detection of Pseudomonas aeruginosa
$103.00 ISO 22718:2015 Cosmetics - Microbiology - Detection of Staphylococcus aureus
$68.00 ISO 29621:2010 Cosmetics - Microbiology - Guidelines for the risk assessment and identification of microbiologically low-risk products
$68.00 ISO 29621:2017 Cosmetics - Microbiology - Guidelines for the risk assessment and identification of microbiologically low-risk products