This European Standard specifies a test method and the minimum requirements for bactericidal activity of chemical disinfectant products intended to be used for treatment in aqueous systems against Legionella pneumophila that form a homogeneous, physically stable preparation when diluted with buffered ferrous hard water or hard water. Whenever Legionella pneumophila poses a risk to human health, this method is suitable for water used in cooling towers and water for general purposes, like spas, pools, showers and other uses. The method is not suitable for electro-chemical disinfection.
The European Standard applies to products used to treat water in order to kill Legionella pneumophila.
NOTE 1   The method described is intended to determine the activity of commercial formulations or active substances under the conditions in which they are used.
NOTE 2   This method corresponds to a phase 2 step 1 test .
NOTE 3   This method does not take into account the fact that Legionella pneumophila is often found in cells of amoebae and/or biofilms and that thereby a product’s activity against the bacteria may be reduced.
EN 14885 specifies in detail the relationship of the various tests to one another and to "use recommendation".

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The method described herein is designed to determine the disinfectant activity of processes used in hospital, medical, pharmaceutical and cosmetics, veterinary, industrial and food processing areas.
The product trialled is designed to be diffused as gaseous molecules or solid or liquid-form dispersants.
NOTE Concerning automatic disinfectant processes:
the limits to use, especially in terms of ability to diffuse throughout the room (min and max effective volumes), shall be specified and stated in the test report;
certain automatic disinfection processes are only suitable for use in large-volume spaces well in excess of 150 m3.
Under these conditions, the systems cannot be tested in indoor spaces less than 150 m3 due to the high power of the jet spray; "additional experimental conditions" (see 5.5.1.1.f) should therefore be used and the tests should only be performed in test rooms with volumes different to the obligatory conditions.

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The test methods described are designed to determine the disinfectant activity of processes used in the 1) medical area, 2) veterinary area, 3) food, industrial, domestic and institutional area using automated processes for distributing chemicals by air diffusion with no operator manually applying the disinfectant. This document covers the disinfection of nonporous surfaces but not that of the air.
The objective of the described processes is to disinfect the surfaces of the overall area including the external surfaces of the equipment contained in such rooms. Air handling and products or processes specifically designed for the disinfection of medical devices are excluded from the scope of this document. The test methods and volumes described provide a defined challenge.
This document is applicable to processes for which activity is claimed against the following groups of microorganisms:
—   vegetative bacteria,
—    mycobacteria,
—   bacterial spores,
—   yeasts,
—   fungal spores,
—   viruses,
—   bacteriophages.
This document does not cover processes for which the mode of action is based on immersing and/or circulation, flooding, spraying, wiping or other processes where the product is directly applied to the surfaces and not via air dispersion.

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EN 16437:2014+A1 specifies a test method and the minimum requirements for bactericidal activity of chemical disinfectants and antiseptic products that form a homogeneous, physically stable preparation when diluted with hard water - or in the case of ready-to-use products - with water. This European Standard applies to products that are used in the veterinary area on porous surfaces without mechanical action i.e. in the breeding, husbandry, production, !veterinary care facilities", transport and disposal of all animals except when in the food chain following death and entry to the processing industry. EN 14885 specifies in detail the relationship of the various tests to one another and to “use recommendations”.

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This European Standard specifies a test method and the minimum requirements for bactericidal activity of chemical disinfectants and antiseptic products that form a homogeneous, physically stable preparation when diluted with hard water - or in the case of ready-to-use products - with water.
This European Standard applies to products that are used in the veterinary area on porous surfaces without mechanical action i.e. in the breeding, husbandry, production, !veterinary care facilities", transport and disposal of all animals except when in the food chain following death and entry to the processing industry.
EN 14885 specifies in detail the relationship of the various tests to one another and to “use recommendations”.
NOTE 1 The method described is intended to determine the activity of commercial formulations or active substances under the conditions in which they are used.
NOTE 2 This method corresponds to a phase 2 step 2 test.
NOTE 3 This method cannot be used to evaluate the activity of products against mycobacteria or bacterial spores.

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This document specifies a test method and the minimum requirements for fungicidal or yeasticidal activity of chemical disinfectant and antiseptic products that form a homogeneous, physically stable preparation when diluted with hard water or - in the case of ready-to-use-products - with water. Products can only be tested at a concentration of 80 % or less as some dilution is always produced by adding the test organisms and interfering substance.
This document applies to products that are used in food, industrial, domestic and institutional areas excluding areas and situations where disinfection is medically indicated and excluding products used on living tissues except those for hand hygiene in the above considered areas. The following areas are at least included:
a)   processing, distribution and retailing of:
1)   food of animal origin:   2)   food of vegetable origin:
-   milk and milk products;   -   beverages;
-   meat and meat products;   -   fruits, vegetables and derivatives (including sugar, distillery ...);
-   fish, seafood, and related products;   -   flour, milling and baking;
-   eggs and egg products;      - animal feeds;
-   animal feeds;                      - etc.
-   etc.   
b)   institutional and domestic areas:
-   catering establishments;
-   public areas;
-   public transports;
-   schools;
-   nurseries;
-   shops;
-   sports rooms;
-   waste containers (bins ...);
-   hotels;
-   dwellings;
-   clinically non-sensitive areas of hospitals;
-   offices;
-   etc.
c)   other industrial areas:
-   packaging material;
-   biotechnology (yeast, proteins, enzymes, ...);
-   pharmaceutical;
-   cosmetics and toiletries;
-   textiles;
-   space industry, computer industry;
-   etc.
EN 14885 specifies in detail the relationship of the various tests to one another and to use recommendations.
NOTE 1   The method described is intended to determine the activity of commercial formulations or active substances under the conditions in which they are used.
NOTE 2   This method corresponds to a phase 2 step 1 test.

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This European Standard specifies a test method and the minimum requirements for bactericidal activity of chemical disinfectant and antiseptic products that form a homogeneous, physically stable preparation when diluted with hard water or - in the case of ready-to-use products - with water. Products can only be tested at a concentration of 80 % or less, as some dilution is always produced by adding the test organisms and interfering substance.
This document applies to products that are used in food, industrial, domestic and institutional areas excluding areas and situations where disinfection is medically indicated and excluding products used on living tissues except those for hand hygiene in the above considered areas. The following areas are at least included:
a)   processing, distribution and retailing of:
1)   food of animal origin:
   milk and milk products;
   meat and meat products;
   fish, seafood, and related products;
   eggs and egg products;
   animal feeds;
   etc.   2)   food of vegetable origin:
   beverages;
   fruits, vegetables and derivatives (including sugar, distillery, etc.);
   flour, milling and baking;
   animal feeds;
   etc.
b)   institutional and domestic areas:
   catering establishments;
   public areas;
   public transports;
   schools;
   nurseries;
   shops;
   sports rooms;
   waste containers (bins, etc.);
   hotels;
   dwellings;
   clinically non sensitive areas of hospitals;
   offices;
   etc.
c)   other industrial areas:
   packaging material;
   biotechnology (yeast, proteins, enzymes, etc.);
   pharmaceutical;
   cosmetics and toiletries;
   textiles;
   space industry, computer industry;
   etc.
EN 14885 specifies in detail the relationship of the various tests to one another and to “use recommendations”.
NOTE 1   The method described is intended to determine the activity of commercial formulations or active substances under the conditions in which they are used.
NOTE 2   This method corresponds to a phase 2 step 1 test.

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This European Standard specifies a test method (phase 2/step 2) and the minimum requirements for bactericidal and/or fungicidal or yeasticidal activity of chemical disinfectants that form a homogeneous physically stable preparation in hard water or – in the case of ready-to-use products – with water in food, industrial, domestic and institutional areas, excluding areas and situations where disinfection is medically indicated and excluding products used on living tissues.
The scope of this European Standard applies at least to the following:
a)   Processing, distribution and retailing of:
1)   Food of animal origin:
i)   milk and milk products;
ii)   meat and meat products;
iii)   fish, seafood and products;
iv)   eggs and egg products;
v)   animal feeds;
vi)   etc.
2)   Food of vegetable origin:
i)   beverages;
ii)   fruits, vegetables and derivatives (including sugar distillery);
iii)   flour, milling and backing;
iv)   animal feeds;
v)   etc.
b)   Institutional and domestic areas:
1)   catering establishments;
2)   public areas;
3)   public transports;
4)   schools;
5)   nurseries;
6)   shops;
7)   sports rooms;
8)   waste container (bins);
9)   hotels;
10)   dwellings;
11)   clinically non sensitive areas of hospitals;
12)   offices;
13)   etc.
c)   Other industrial areas:
1)   packaging material;
2)   biotechnology (yeast, proteins, enzymes...);
3)   pharmaceutical;
4)   cosmetics and toiletries;
5)   textiles;
6)   space industry, computer industry;
7)   etc.
Using this European Standard, it is possible to determine the bactericidal or fungicidal or yeasticidal activity of the undiluted product. As three concentrations are tested, in the active to non active range, dilution of the product is required and, therefore, the product forms a homogeneous stable preparation in hard water.
EN 14885 specifies in detail the relationship of the various tests to one another and to use recommendations.
NOTE 1   The method described is intended to determine the activity of commercial formulations or active substances on bacteria and/or fungi in the conditions in which they are used.
NOTE 2   This method cannot be used to evaluate the activity of products against mycobacteria.

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This document specifies a test method and the minimum requirements for bactericidal activity of chemical disinfectant and antiseptic products that form a homogeneous, physically stable preparation when diluted with hard water or - in the case of ready-to-use products - with water. Products can only be tested at a concentration of 80 % or less, as some dilution is always produced by adding the test organisms and interfering substance.
The method described is intended to determine the activity of commercial formulations or active substances under the conditions in which they are used. This document applies to products that are used for equipment disinfection by immersion, surface disinfection by wiping, spraying, flooding or other means and teat disinfection in the veterinary area - e.g. in the breeding, husbandry, production, veterinary care facilities, transport and disposal of all animals except when in the food chain following death and entry into processing industry. This document also applies to products used for teat disinfection in these veterinary areas.
This method is not applicable to evaluate the activity of hand hygiene products. For these products reference is made to EN 14885, which specifies in detail the relationship of the various tests to one another and to "use recommendations".
NOTE   This method corresponds to a phase 2 step 1 test.

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This European Standard specifies a test method and the minimum requirements for bactericidal activity of chemical disinfectant and antiseptic products that form a homogeneous, physically stable preparation when diluted with hard water or - in the case of ready-to-use products - with water. Products can only be tested at a concentration of 80 % or less, as some dilution is always produced by adding the test organisms and interfering substance.
This document applies to products that are used in food, industrial, domestic and institutional areas excluding areas and situations where disinfection is medically indicated and excluding products used on living tissues except those for hand hygiene in the above considered areas. The following areas are at least included:
a)   processing, distribution and retailing of:
1)   food of animal origin:
   milk and milk products;
   meat and meat products;
   fish, seafood, and related products;
   eggs and egg products;
   animal feeds;
   etc.   2)   food of vegetable origin:
   beverages;
   fruits, vegetables and derivatives (including sugar, distillery, etc.);
   flour, milling and baking;
   animal feeds;
   etc.
b)   institutional and domestic areas:
   catering establishments;
   public areas;
   public transports;
   schools;
   nurseries;
   shops;
   sports rooms;
   waste containers (bins, etc.);
   hotels;
   dwellings;
   clinically non sensitive areas of hospitals;
   offices;
   etc.
c)   other industrial areas:
   packaging material;
   biotechnology (yeast, proteins, enzymes, etc.);
   pharmaceutical;
   cosmetics and toiletries;
   textiles;
   space industry, computer industry;
   etc.
EN 14885 specifies in detail the relationship of the various tests to one another and to “use recommendations”.
NOTE 1   The method described is intended to determine the activity of commercial formulations or active substances under the conditions in which they are used.
NOTE 2   This method corresponds to a phase 2 step 1 test.

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This document specifies a test method and the minimum requirements for fungicidal or yeasticidal activity of chemical disinfectant and antiseptic products that form a homogeneous, physically stable preparation when diluted with hard water or - in the case of ready-to-use-products - with water. Products can only be tested at a concentration of 80 % or less as some dilution is always produced by adding the test organisms and interfering substance.
This document applies to products that are used in food, industrial, domestic and institutional areas excluding areas and situations where disinfection is medically indicated and excluding products used on living tissues except those for hand hygiene in the above considered areas. The following areas are at least included:
a)   processing, distribution and retailing of:
1)   food of animal origin:   2)   food of vegetable origin:
-   milk and milk products;   -   beverages;
-   meat and meat products;   -   fruits, vegetables and derivatives (including sugar, distillery ...);
-   fish, seafood, and related products;   -   flour, milling and baking;
-   eggs and egg products;   -   animal feeds;
-   animal feeds;   -   etc.
-   etc.   
b)   institutional and domestic areas:
-   catering establishments;
-   public areas;
-   public transports;
-   schools;
-   nurseries;
-   shops;
-   sports rooms;
-   waste containers (bins ...);
-   hotels;
-   dwellings;
-   clinically non-sensitive areas of hospitals;
-   offices;
-   etc.
c)   other industrial areas:
-   packaging material;
-   biotechnology (yeast, proteins, enzymes, ...);
-   pharmaceutical;
-   cosmetics and toiletries;
-   textiles;
-   space industry, computer industry;
-   etc.
EN 14885 specifies in detail the relationship of the various tests to one another and to "use recommendations".

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This European Standard specifies a test method (phase 2/step 2) and the minimum requirements for bactericidal and/or fungicidal or yeasticidal activity of chemical disinfectants that form a homogeneous physically stable preparation in hard water or – in the case of ready-to-use products – with water in food, industrial, domestic and institutional areas, excluding areas and situations where disinfection is medically indicated and excluding products used on living tissues.
The scope of this European Standard applies at least to the following:
a)   Processing, distribution and retailing of:
1)   Food of animal origin:
i)   milk and milk products;
ii)   meat and meat products;
iii)   fish, seafood and products;
iv)   eggs and egg products;
v)   animal feeds;
vi)   etc.
2)   Food of vegetable origin:
i)   beverages;
ii)   fruits, vegetables and derivatives (including sugar distillery);
iii)   flour, milling and backing;
iv)   animal feeds;
v)   etc.
b)   Institutional and domestic areas:
1)   catering establishments;
2)   public areas;
3)   public transports;
4)   schools;
5)   nurseries;
6)   shops;
7)   sports rooms;
8)   waste container (bins);
9)   hotels;
10)   dwellings;
11)   clinically non sensitive areas of hospitals;
12)   offices;
13)   etc.
c)   Other industrial areas:
1)   packaging material;
2)   biotechnology (yeast, proteins, enzymes...);
3)   pharmaceutical;
4)   cosmetics and toiletries;
5)   textiles;
6)   space industry, computer industry;
7)   etc.
Using this European Standard, it is possible to determine the bactericidal or fungicidal or yeasticidal activity of the undiluted product. As three concentrations are tested, in the active to non active range, dilution of the product is required and, therefore, the product forms a homogeneous stable preparation in hard water.
EN 14885 specifies in detail the relationship of the various tests to one another and to use recommendations.
NOTE 1   The method described is intended to determine the activity of commercial formulations or active substances on bacteria and/or fungi in the conditions in which they are used.
NOTE 2   This method cannot be used to evaluate the activity of products against mycobacteria.

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This European Standard specifies a test method and the minimum requirements for sporicidal activity of chemical disinfectant and antiseptic products that form a homogeneous, physically stable preparation when diluted with hard water, or - in the case of ready-to-use products - with water. Products can only be tested at a concentration of 80 % or less (97 % with a modified method for special cases) as some dilution is always produced by adding the test organisms and interfering substance.
This European Standard applies to products that are used in the medical area in the fields of instrument disinfection by immersion, and surface disinfection by wiping, spraying, flooding or other means.
This European Standard applies to areas and situations where disinfection or antisepsis is medically indicated. Such indications occur in patient care, for example:
   in hospitals, in community medical facilities and in dental institutions;
   in clinics of schools, of kindergartens and of nursing homes;
and may occur in the workplace and in the home. It may also include services such as laundries and kitchens supplying products directly for the patients.
NOTE 1   The method described is intended to determine the activity of commercial formulations or active substances under the conditions in which they are used.
NOTE 2   This method corresponds to a phase 2 step 1 test.
EN 14885 specifies in detail the relationship of the various tests to one another and to “use recommendations”.

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This document defines how to exclude or confirm that an excipient in a biocidal product is an active substance within the frame of the European Biocidal Product Regulation and other regulations.

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This European Standard specifies the European Standards to which products have to conform in order to support the claims for microbicidal activity which are referred to in this European Standard.
This European Standard also specifies terms and definitions which are used in European Standards.
It is applicable to products for which activity is claimed against the following microorganisms: vegetative bacteria (including mycobacteria and Legionella), bacterial spores, yeasts, fungal spores and viruses (including bacteriophages).
It is intended to:
a)   enable manufacturers of products to select the appropriate standards to be used in order to provide data which support their claims for a specific product;
b)   enable users of the product to assess the information provided by the manufacturer in relation to the use for which they intend to use the product;
c)   assist regulatory authorities in assessing claims made by the manufacturer or by the person responsible for placing the product on the market.
It is applicable to products to be used in the area of human medicine, the veterinary area and in food, industrial, domestic and institutional areas.
In the area of human medicine, it is applicable to chemical disinfectants and antiseptics to be used in areas and situations where disinfection or antisepsis is medically indicated. Such indications occur in patient care
-   in hospitals, in community medical facilities and dental institutions,
-   in clinics of schools, of kindergartens and of nursing homes,
-   and may also occur in the workplace and in the home. It may also include services such as in laundries and kitchens supplying products directly for the patient.
In the veterinary area it is applicable to chemical disinfectants and antiseptics to be used in the areas of breeding, husbandry, veterinary care facilities, production, transport and disposal of animals. It is not applicable to chemical disinfectants used in the food chain following death and entry to the processing industry.
In food, industrial, domestic and institutional areas it is applicable to chemical disinfectants and antiseptics to be used in processing, distribution and retailing of food of animal or vegetable origin. It is also applicable to products for all public areas where disinfection is not medically indicated (homes, catering, schools, nurseries, transports, hotels, offices etc.) and products used in packaging, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, cosmetic etc. industries.
This European Standard is also applicable to active substances and products under development for which no area of application has yet been specified.
This European Standard does not refer to methods for testing the toxicological and ecotoxicological properties of products or active substances.

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This European Standard specifies the European Standards to which products have to conform in order to support the claims for microbicidal activity which are referred to in this European Standard.
This European Standard also specifies terms and definitions which are used in European Standards.
It is applicable to products for which activity is claimed against the following microorganisms: vegetative bacteria (including mycobacteria and Legionella), bacterial spores, yeasts, fungal spores and viruses (including bacteriophages).
It is intended to:
a)   enable manufacturers of products to select the appropriate standards to be used in order to provide data which support their claims for a specific product;
b)   enable users of the product to assess the information provided by the manufacturer in relation to the use for which they intend to use the product;
c)   assist regulatory authorities in assessing claims made by the manufacturer or by the person responsible for placing the product on the market.
It is applicable to products to be used in the area of human medicine, the veterinary area and in food, industrial, domestic and institutional areas.
In the area of human medicine, it is applicable to chemical disinfectants and antiseptics to be used in areas and situations where disinfection or antisepsis is medically indicated. Such indications occur in patient care
-   in hospitals, in community medical facilities and dental institutions,
-   in clinics of schools, of kindergartens and of nursing homes,
-   and may also occur in the workplace and in the home. It may also include services such as in laundries and kitchens supplying products directly for the patient.
In the veterinary area it is applicable to chemical disinfectants and antiseptics to be used in the areas of breeding, husbandry, veterinary care facilities, production, transport and disposal of animals. It is not applicable to chemical disinfectants used in the food chain following death and entry to the processing industry.
In food, industrial, domestic and institutional areas it is applicable to chemical disinfectants and antiseptics to be used in processing, distribution and retailing of food of animal or vegetable origin. It is also applicable to products for all public areas where disinfection is not medically indicated (homes, catering, schools, nurseries, transports, hotels, offices etc.) and products used in packaging, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, cosmetic etc. industries.
This European Standard is also applicable to active substances and products under development for which no area of application has yet been specified.
This European Standard does not refer to methods for testing the toxicological and ecotoxicological properties of products or active substances.

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This European Standard specifies a test method (phase 2/step 1) (see annex H) and the minimum requirements for sporicidal activity of chemical disinfectant products that form a homogeneous, physically stable preparation in hard water and that are used in food, industrial, domestic and institutional areas, excluding areas and situations where disinfection is medically indicated and excluding products used on living tissues except those for hand hygiene in the above considered areas. This European Standard applies at least to the following : a) processing, distribution and retailing of : 1) food of animal origin : 2) food of vegetable origin : b) institutional and domestic areas : c) other industrial areas : Using this European Standard, it is not possible to determine the sporicidal activity of undiluted product as some dilution is always produced by adding the inoculum and interfering substance. Products can only be tested at a concentration of 80 % or less. NOTE The method described is intended to determine the activity of commercial formulations or active substances on spores in the conditions in which they are used.

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This document specifies a test method (phase 2/step 1) and the minimum requirements for sporicidal activity of chemical disinfectant products that form a homogeneous, physically stable preparation in hard water and that are used in food, industrial, domestic and institutional areas, excluding areas and situations where disinfection is medically indicated and excluding products used on living tissues except those for hand hygiene in the above considered areas.
This European Standard applies at least to the following:
a)   processing, distribution and retailing of:
1)   food of animal origin:
-   milk and milk products;
-   meat and meat products;
-   fish, seafood, and related products;
-   eggs and egg products;
-   animal feeds;
-   etc.;
2)   food of vegetable origin:
-   beverages;
-   fruits, vegetables and derivatives (including sugar, distillery, etc.);
-   flour, milling and baking;
-   animal feeds;
-   etc.;
b)   institutional and domestic areas:
-   catering establishments;
-   public areas;
-   public transports;
-   schools;
-   nurseries;
-   shops;
-   sports rooms;
-   waste containers (bins, etc.);
-   hotels;
-   dwellings;
-   clinically non sensitive areas of hospitals;
-   offices;
-   etc.;
c)   other industrial areas:
-   packaging material;
-   biotechnology (yeast, proteins, enzymes, etc.);
-   pharmaceutical;
-   cosmetics and toiletries;
-   textiles;
-   space industry, computer industry;
-   etc.
Using this European Standard, it is not possible to determine the sporicidal activity of undiluted product as some dilution is always produced by adding the inoculum and interfering substance. Products can only be tested at a concentration of 80 % or less.
NOTE   The method described is intended to determine the activity of commercial formulations or active substances on spores in the conditions in which they are used.

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This European Standard specifies a test method and the minimum requirements for fungicidal or yeasticidal activity of chemical disinfectant and antiseptic products that form a homogeneous, physically stable preparation when diluted with hard water or - in the case of ready-to-use-products - with water. Products can only be tested at a concentration of 80 % or less, as some dilution is always produced by adding the test organisms and interfering substance.
This European Standard applies to products that are used in the veterinary area - i.e. in the breeding, husbandry, production, transport and disposal of all animals except when in the food chain following death and entry to the processing industry.
EN 14885 specifies in detail the relationship of the various tests to one another and to "use recommendations".
NOTE 1 The method described is intended to determine the activity of commercial formulations or active substances under the conditions in which they are used.
NOTE 2 This method corresponds to a phase 2 step 1 test (Annex F).

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This European Standard specifies a test method and the minimum requirements for the microbicidal activity of a defined disinfection process for the treatment of contaminated linen. This procedure is carried out by using a washing machine as defined in Chapter 5.3.2.17 and refers to the disinfection step without prewash.
This European Standard applies to areas and situations where disinfection is indicated. Such indications occur in patient care, for example:
-   in hospitals, in community medical facilities and in dental institutions;
-   in schools, kindergartens and nursing homes;
- institutions where patients are accommodated, which could suffer from transmissible diseases;
- other applications where hygienic treatment of linen is necessary (e.g. food processing, hotels, workwear e. g. from the pharmaceutical industry, laboratories, foodstuffs area or similar institutions).
The method described is intended to determine the activity of commercial formulations or active substances under the conditions in which they are used.
NOTE This method corresponds to a phase 2 step 2 test (Annex F).

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This European Standard specifies a test method and the minimum requirements for virucidal activity of chemical disinfectant and antiseptic products that form a homogeneous, physically stable preparation when diluted with hard water or - in the case of ready-to-use-products - with water. Products can only be tested at a concentration of 80 % or less as some dilution is always produced by adding the test organisms and interfering substance.
This European Standard applies to products that are used in the veterinary area, i.e. in the breeding, husbandry, production, transport and disposal of all animals except when in the food chain following death and entry to the processing industry.
NOTE 1   The method described is intended to determine the virucidal activity of commercial formulations or active substances under the conditions in which they are used.
NOTE 2   This method corresponds to a phase 2 step 1.

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EN 16438 specifies a test method and the minimum requirements for fungicidal or yeasticidal activity of chemical disinfectant and antiseptic products that form a homogeneous physically stable preparation in hard water or - in the case of ready-to-use products- with water. This European Standard applies to products for use in the veterinary area i.e. in the breeding, husbandry, production, transport and disposal of all animals except when in the food chain following death and entry to the processing industry. EN 14885 specifies in detail the relationship of the various tests to one another and to "use recommendations".

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This European Standard specifies a test method and the minimum requirements for fungicidal or yeasticidal activity of chemical disinfectant and antiseptic products that form a homogeneous physically stable preparation in hard water or in the case of ready-to-use products with water.
This European Standard applies to products for use in the veterinary area i.e. in the breeding, husbandry, production, transport and disposal of all animals except when in the food chain following death and entry to the processing industry.
EN 14885 specifies in detail the relationship of the various tests to one another and to use recommendations.
NOTE 1   The method described is intended to determine the activity of commercial formulations or active substances under the conditions in which they are used.
NOTE 2   This method corresponds to a Phase 2 Step 2 test.

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This European Standard specifies a test method simulating practical conditions for establishing whether a product for hygienic handwash reduces the release of transient microbial flora on hands when used to wash the artificially contaminated hands of volunteers. NOTE 1 Attention is drawn to the fact that tests on human volunteers are the subject of legal provisions in certain European countries/regions. This European Standard applies to products for hygienic handwash for use in areas and situations where disinfection is medically indicated. Such indications occur in patient care, for example: - in hospitals, in community medical facilities and in dental institutions; - in clinics of schools, of kindergardens and of nursing homes. and may occur in the workplace and in the home. It may also include services such as laundries and kitchens supplying products directly for the patient. EN 14885 specifies in detail the relationship of the various tests to one another and to "use recommendations". NOTE 2 This method corresponds to a phase 2, step 2 test.

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This European Standard specifies a test method simulating practical conditions for establishing whether a product for hygienic handrub reduces the release of transient microbial flora on hands when rubbed onto the artificially contaminated hands of volunteers. NOTE 1 Attention is drawn to the fact that tests on human volunteers are the subject of legal provisions in certain European countries/regions. This European Standard applies to products for hygienic handrub for use in areas and situations where disinfection is medically indicated. Such indications occur in patient care, for example:
- in hospitals, in community medical facilities and in dental institutions,
- in clinics of schools, of kindergartens and of nursing homes;
and may occur in the workplace and in the home. It may also include services such as laundries and kitchens supplying products directly for the patient. EN 14885 specifies in detail the relationship of the various tests to one another and to “use recommendations”. NOTE 2 This method corresponds to a phase 2, step 2 test.

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This Technical Specification establishes the method of delivering service and network information within a TPEG service. The TPEG-SNI application is designed to allow the efficient and language independent delivery of information about the availability of the same service on another bearer channel or similar service data from another service provider, directly from service provider to end-users. The term "application" is used in TPEG specifications to describe specific applications which are at the highest layer of the ISO/OSI protocol stack (ISO/IEC 7498-1). Each TPEG application (e.g. TPEG-RTM) is assigned a unique number that is called the Application IDentification (AID). An AID is defined whenever a new application is developed. The AID is used within the TPEG-Service and Network Information Application (this document) to indicate how to process TPEG content and allows routing of data to an appropriate application decoder. AID = 0000 is assigned to the TPEG-SNI application described in this Technical Specification. A number of tables of information are described, which provide comprehensive options for describing services, their timing, content, geographical coverage, etc. In all TPEG streams it is mandatory to deliver to so-called GST. Additionally, it is possible to signal linkage of content between different bearers and services.

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This European Standard specifies a test method simulating practical conditions for establishing whether a product for hygienic handrub reduces the release of transient microbial flora on hands when rubbed onto the artificially contaminated hands of volunteers.
NOTE 1   Attention is drawn to the fact that tests on human volunteers are the subject of legal provisions in certain European countries/regions.
This European Standard applies to products for hygienic handrub for use in areas and situations where disinfection is medically indicated. Such indications occur in patient care, for example:
- in hospitals, in community medical facilities and in dental institutions,
- in clinics of schools, of kindergartens and of nursing homes;
and may occur in the workplace and in the home. It may also include services such as laundries and kitchens supplying products directly for the patient.
EN 14885 specifies in detail the relationship of the various tests to one another and to "use recommendations".
NOTE 2   This method corresponds to a phase 2, step 2 test.

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This European Standard specifies a test method simulating practical conditions for establishing whether a product for hygienic handwash reduces the release of transient microbial flora on hands when used to wash the artificially contaminated hands of volunteers.
NOTE 1   Attention is drawn to the fact that tests on human volunteers are the subject of legal provisions in certain European countries/regions.
This European Standard applies to products for hygienic handwash for use in areas and situations where disinfection is medically indicated. Such indications occur in patient care, for example:
- in hospitals, in community medical facilities and in dental institutions,
- in clinics of schools, of kindergartens and of nursing homes;
and may occur in the workplace and in the home. It may also include services such as laundries and kitchens supplying products directly for the patient.
EN 14885 specifies in detail the relationship of the various tests to one another and to "use recommendations".
NOTE 2   This method corresponds to a phase 2, step 2 test.

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This European Standard specifies methods for keeping test organisms used and defined in European Standards for the determination of bactericidal (incl. Legionella pneumophila), mycobactericidal, sporicidal, fungicidal and virucidal (incl. bacteriophages) activity of chemical disinfectants and antiseptics drawn up by CEN/TC 216. These methods for keeping test organisms can only be carried out in connection with at least one of those standards where a reference to this European Standard is established.
NOTE 1   Annex A (informative) contains a non-exhaustive list of test organisms for which this standard can be applied.
NOTE 2   European Standards (EN and prEN) where this European Standard is referenced are listed in the Bibliography.
NOTE 3   A specific part on the preservation of bacterial spores may be added once the results of the ongoing ring trials are available.

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This European Standard specifies a test method and the minimum requirements for bactericidal activity of chemical disinfectant and antiseptic products that form a homogeneous physically stable preparation when diluted with hard water, or - in the case of ready-to-use-products - with water.
This European Standard applies to products that are used in the veterinary area on non-porous surfaces without mechanical action i.e. in the breeding, husbandry, production, transport and disposal of all animals except when in the food chain following death and entry to the processing industry.
EN 14885 specifies in detail the relationship of the various tests to one another and to "use recommendations".
NOTE 1   The method described is intended to determine the activity of commercial formulations or active substances under the conditions in which they are used.
NOTE 2   This method corresponds to a Phase 2 Step 2 test.
NOTE 3   This method cannot be used to evaluate the activity of products against mycobacteria.

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This European Standard specifies a test method and the minimum requirements for mycobactericidal activity of chemical disinfectant and antiseptic products that form a homogeneous, physically stable preparation when diluted with hard water or - in the case of ready-to-use-products - with water.
Products can only be tested at a concentration of 80 % or less, as some dilution is always produced by adding the test organisms and interfering substance.
This European Standard applies to products that are used in the veterinary area - i.e. in the breeding, husbandry, production, transport and disposal of all animals except when in the food chain following death and entry to the processing industry.
EN 14885 specifies in detail the relationship of the various tests to one another and to "use recommendations".
NOTE 1   The method described is intended to determine the activity of commercial formulations or active substances under the conditions in which they are used.
NOTE 2   This method corresponds to a phase 2 step 1 test.

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This document specifies a test method and the minimum requirements for bactericidal activity of chemical disinfectant products intended to be used for treatment in aqueous systems against Legionella pneumophila that form a homogeneous, physically stable preparation when diluted with buffered ferrous hard water or hard water. Whenever Legionella pneumophila poses a risk to human health, this method is suitable for water used in cooling towers and water for general purposes, like spas, pools, showers and other uses. The method is not suitable for electro-chemical disinfection.
The document applies to products used as a single application shock treatment in order to kill Legionella pneumophila. It is not suitable for the evaluation of those products that are dosed continuously into water systems to control the growth of Legionella pneumophila.
NOTE 1   The method described is intended to determine the activity of commercial formulations or active substances under the conditions in which they are used.
NOTE 2   This method corresponds to a phase 2 step 1 test.
NOTE 3   This method does not take into account the fact that Legionella pneumophila is often found in cells of amoebae and/or biofilms and that thereby a product’s activity against the bacteria may be reduced.
EN 14885 specifies in detail the relationship of the various tests to one another and to "use recommendation".

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This European Standard specifies a test method and the minimum requirements for basic fungicidal or basic yeasticidal activity of chemical disinfectant and antiseptic products that form a homogeneous, physically stable preparation when diluted with water. Products can only be tested at a concentration of 80 percent or less as some dilution is always produced by adding the test organisms and water.
This European Standard applies to active substances (antifungal biocides) and to formulations under development that are planned to be used in food, industrial, domestic and institutional, medical and veterinary areas. It applies also to the evaluation of fungicidal or yeasticidal activity of chemical antiseptics and disinfectants when appropriate European Standards are not available.
NOTE 1   This European Standard does not evaluate the activity of a product for an intended use.
NOTE 2   This method corresponds to a phase 1 test (Annex F).

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This European Standard specifies a test method and the minimum requirements for basic bactericidal activity of chemical disinfectant and antiseptic products that form a homogeneous, physically stable preparation when diluted with water. Products can only be tested at a concentration of 80 % or less as some dilution is always produced by adding the test organisms and water.
This European Standard applies to active substances (antibacterial biocides) and to formulations under development that are planned to be used in food, industrial, domestic and institutional, medical and veterinary areas. It applies also to the evaluation of bactericidal activity of chemical antiseptics and disinfectants when appropriate standards are not available.
NOTE 1   This European Standard does not evaluate the activity of a product for an intended use.
NOTE 2   This method corresponds to a phase 1 test (Annex F).

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This European Standard specifies a test method and the minimum requirements for basic fungicidal or basic yeasticidal activity of chemical disinfectant and antiseptic products that form a homogeneous, physically stable preparation when diluted with water. Products can only be tested at a concentration of 80 percent or less as some dilution is always produced by adding the test organisms and water.
This European Standard applies to active substances (antifungal biocides) and to formulations under development that are planned to be used in food, industrial, domestic and institutional, medical and veterinary areas. It applies also to the evaluation of fungicidal or yeasticidal activity of chemical antiseptics and disinfectants when appropriate European Standards are not available.
NOTE 1   This European Standard does not evaluate the activity of a product for an intended use.
NOTE 2   This method corresponds to a phase 1 test (Annex F).

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This European Standard specifies a test method and the minimum requirements for basic bactericidal activity of chemical disinfectant and antiseptic products that form a homogeneous, physically stable preparation when diluted with water. Products can only be tested at a concentration of 80 % or less as some dilution is always produced by adding the test organisms and water.
This European Standard applies to active substances (antibacterial biocides) and to formulations under development that are planned to be used in food, industrial, domestic and institutional, medical and veterinary areas. It applies also to the evaluation of bactericidal activity of chemical antiseptics and disinfectants when appropriate standards are not available.
NOTE 1   This European Standard does not evaluate the activity of a product for an intended use.
NOTE 2   This method corresponds to a phase 1 test (Annex F).

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This document specifies a test method (phase 1) and the minimum requirements for sporicidal activity of chemical disinfectant or antiseptic products that form a homogeneous, physically stable preparation when diluted with water. Products can only be tested at a concentration of 80 % or less as some dilution is always produced by adding the test organisms.
This document applies to products that are used in in agricultural (but not crop protection), domestic service, food hygiene and other industrial fields, institutional, medical and veterinary applications.
NOTE 1   This method cannot be applied for testing sporicidal activity of a product against spores of Clostridium spec.
NOTE 2   This document does not evaluate the activity of a product for an intended use. More specific test methods described in European Standards (see introduction) are used for further assessement of the efficacy of chemical disinfectants and antiseptics for a defined purpose.
NOTE 3   This method corresponds to a phase 1 test (see Annex E).

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This document specifies a test method (phase 1) and the minimum requirements for sporicidal activity of chemical disinfectant or antiseptic products that form a homogeneous, physically stable preparation when diluted with water. Products can only be tested at a concentration of 80 % or less as some dilution is always produced by adding the test organisms.
This document applies to products that are used in in agricultural (but not crop protection), domestic service, food hygiene and other industrial fields, institutional, medical and veterinary applications.
NOTE 1   This method cannot be applied for testing sporicidal activity of a product against spores of Clostridium spec.
NOTE 2   This document does not evaluate the activity of a product for an intended use. More specific test methods described in European Standards (see introduction) are used for further assessement of the efficacy of chemical disinfectants and antiseptics for a defined purpose.
NOTE 3   This method corresponds to a phase 1 test (see Annex E).

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This European Standard specifies a test method (phase 2, step 1) and requirements for the minimum virucidal activity against bacteriophages of chemical disinfectants that form a homogeneous, physically stable preparation in hard water and that are used in food and industrial areas, excluding areas and situations where disinfection is medically indicated and excluding products used on living tissues. This European Standard applies to least to the following: a) processing, distribution and retailing of:...

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This European Standard specifies a test method (phase 2, step 1) and requirements for the minimum virucidal activity against bacteriophages of chemical disinfectants that form a homogeneous, physically stable preparation in hard water and that are used in food and industrial areas, excluding areas and situations where disinfection is medically indicated and excluding products used on living tissues. This European Standard applies to least to the following: a) processing, distribution and retailing of:...

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This European Standard specifies a test method and the minimum requirements for the microbicidal activity of a chemical product when its intended to disinfect contaminated textiles in domestic laundry and prevent the transmission of microorganisms into the wash water and other textiles. This includes the intention of increasing the hygiene of domestic laundry and/or avoiding aesthetical problems (e.g. bad odour, spoilage). This method is able to measure the contribution of the biocidal product to the microbial reduction in contaminated cloths and washing liquor. The method described is a phase 2, step 2 laboratory test that simulates the conditions of application of the product and it is intended to determine the microbicidal activity of a product (PT2- textile disinfection, domestic use). This method is not limited to certain types of textiles as it considers a realistic worst-case (Cotton carrier and Polycotton ballast load) This method is not limited to certain ballast load capacities as it considered a realistic worst-case according to market studies (liquor ratio 1:5) This method is not limited to certain types of product use instructions (alone, as a combined product or alone but in combination with other laundry products such as detergents) This method is not limited to certain washing steps in which the product is used (pre-wash, main wash or rinsing) as the initial microbial load is a realistic worst case to cover all situations and soiling conditions are adapted according practical conditions of use This method considers the endpoint to be the end of the washing step where the product is intended to act. This method is not suitable for laundry disinfection technologies which require specific devices (e.g. active substances generated in situ through electrolysis). This method is not intended to be applied to laundry disinfection in the medical area (refer to EN 16616 for that application) All these other areas of application will be uncovered as this method in not intended to be applied: other applications where disinfecting textile is necessary (e.g. food processing, hotels, workwear e.g. from the pharmaceutical industry, laboratories, foodstuff areas or similar institutions).

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This document specifies a test method and the minimum requirements for the microbicidal activity of a defined disinfection process for the treatment of contaminated textile. This procedure is carried out by using a washing machine as defined in 5.3.2.18 and refers to the disinfection step without prewash. This procedure is not limited to certain types of textile. The suppliers instructions shall be sufficient to allow the method in the standard to be carried out fully (e.g. dosing disinfectant in whatever washing phase e.g. main wash, rinsing, disinfecting at 40 °C). This document applies to areas and situations where disinfection is medically indicated. Such indications occur in patient care, for example: — in hospitals, in community medical facilities, and in dental institutions; — in clinics of schools, of kindergartens, and of nursing homes; and may occur in the workplace and in the home. It may also include services such as laundries and kitchens supplying products directly for the patients. The method described is intended to determine the activity of a product or product combination under the conditions in which they are used. This is a phase 2, step 2 laboratory test that simulates the conditions of application of the product. NOTE This method corresponds to a phase 2, step 2 test (see EN 14885). EN 14885 specifies in detail the relationship of the various tests to one another and to “use recommendations”.

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This European Standard specifies the European Standards to which products have to conform in order to support the claims for microbicidal activity which are referred to in this European Standard.
This European Standard also specifies terms and definitions which are used in European Standards.
It is applicable to products for which activity is claimed against the following microorganisms: vegetative bacteria (including mycobacteria and Legionella), bacterial spores, yeasts, fungal spores and viruses (including bacteriophages).
It is intended to:
a)   enable manufacturers of products to select the appropriate standards to be used in order to provide data which support their claims for a specific product;
b)   enable users of the product to assess the information provided by the manufacturer in relation to the use for which they intend to use the product;
c)   assist regulatory authorities in assessing claims made by the manufacturer or by the person responsible for placing the product on the market.
It is applicable to products to be used in the area of human medicine, the veterinary area and in food, industrial, domestic and institutional areas.
In the area of human medicine (Working Group 1, i. e. WG 1), it is applicable to chemical disinfectants and antiseptics to be used in areas and situations where disinfection or antisepsis is medically indicated. Such indications occur in patient care
—   in hospitals, in community medical facilities and dental institutions,
—   in clinics of schools, of kindergartens and of nursing homes,
—   and may also occur in the workplace and in the home. It may also include services such as in laundries and kitchens supplying products directly for the patient.
In the veterinary area (WG 2) it is applicable to chemical disinfectants and antiseptics to be used in the areas of breeding, husbandry, veterinary care facilities, production, transport and disposal of animals. It is not applicable to chemical disinfectants used in the food chain following death and entry to the processing industry.
In food, industrial, domestic and institutional areas (WG 3) it is applicable to chemical disinfectants and antiseptics to be used in processing, distribution and retailing of food of animal or vegetable origin. It is also applicable to products for all public areas where disinfection is not medically indicated (homes, catering, schools, nurseries, transports, hotels, offices etc.) and products used in packaging, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, cosmetic etc. industries.
This European Standard is also applicable to active substances and products under development for which no area of application has yet been specified.
This standard will be periodically updated to reflect the current published versions of each standard developed in CEN/TC 216. Independent of this update newly published standards should be used, even if they are not yet mentioned in EN 14885.
This European Standard does not refer to methods for testing the toxicological and ecotoxicological properties of products or active substances.

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This document specifies methods for keeping test organisms used and defined in European Standards for the determination of bactericidal (incl. Legionella pneumophila), mycobactericidal, sporicidal, fungicidal and virucidal (incl. bacteriophages) activity of chemical disinfectants and antiseptics drawn up by CEN/TC 216. These methods for keeping test organisms can only be carried out in connection with at least one of those standards where a reference to this document is established.
NOTE 1   Annex A (informative) contains a non-exhaustive list of test organisms for which this document can be applied.
NOTE 2   European Standards (EN and prEN) where this document is referenced are listed in the Bibliography.
NOTE 3   A specific part on the preservation of bacterial spores could be added once the results of the ongoing ring trials are available.

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This European Standard specifies a test method (phase 2/step 2) and the minimum requirements for bactericidal and/or fungicidal or yeasticidal activity of chemical disinfectants that form a homogeneous physically stable preparation in hard water or – in the case of ready-to-use products – with water in food, industrial, domestic and institutional areas, excluding areas and situations where disinfection is medically indicated and excluding products used on living tissues.
The scope of this European Standard applies at least to the following:
a)   Processing, distribution and retailing of:
1)   Food of animal origin:
i)   milk and milk products;
ii)   meat and meat products;
iii)   fish, seafood and products;
iv)   eggs and egg products;
v)   animal feeds;
vi)   etc.
2)   Food of vegetable origin:
i)   beverages;
ii)   fruits, vegetables and derivatives (including sugar distillery);
iii)   flour, milling and backing;
iv)   animal feeds;
v)   etc.
b)   Institutional and domestic areas:
1)   catering establishments;
2)   public areas;
3)   public transports;
4)   schools;
5)   nurseries;
6)   shops;
7)   sports rooms;
8)   waste container (bins);
9)   hotels;
10)   dwellings;
11)   clinically non sensitive areas of hospitals;
12)   offices;
13)   etc.
c)   Other industrial areas:
1)   packaging material;
2)   biotechnology (yeast, proteins, enzymes...);
3)   pharmaceutical;
4)   cosmetics and toiletries;
5)   textiles;
6)   space industry, computer industry;
7)   etc.
Using this European Standard, it is possible to determine the bactericidal or fungicidal or yeasticidal activity of the undiluted product. As three concentrations are tested, in the active to non active range, dilution of the product is required and, therefore, the product forms a homogeneous stable preparation in hard water.
EN 14885 specifies in detail the relationship of the various tests to one another and to use recommendations.
NOTE 1   The method described is intended to determine the activity of commercial formulations or active substances on bacteria and/or fungi in the conditions in which they are used.
NOTE 2   This method cannot be used to evaluate the activity of products against mycobacteria.

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This European Standard specifies a test method and the minimum requirements for bactericidal activity of chemical disinfectants and antiseptic products that form a homogeneous, physically stable preparation when diluted with hard water - or in the case of ready-to-use products - with water.
This European Standard applies to products that are used in the veterinary area on porous surfaces without mechanical action i.e. in the breeding, husbandry, production, transport, veterinary care facilities and disposal of all animals except when in the food chain following death and entry to the processing industry.
EN 14885 specifies in detail the relationship of the various tests to one another and to use recommendations.
NOTE 1   The method described is intended to determine the activity of commercial formulations or active substances under the conditions in which they are used.
NOTE 2   This method corresponds to a phase 2 step 2 test.
NOTE 3    This method cannot be used to evaluate the activity of products against mycobacteria or bacterial spores.

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This document specifies a test method and the minimum requirements for fungicidal or yeasticidal activity of chemical disinfectant and antiseptic products that form a homogeneous, physically stable preparation when diluted with hard water or - in the case of ready-to-use-products - with water. Products can only be tested at a concentration of 80 % or less as some dilution is always produced by adding the test organisms and interfering substance. This document applies to products that are used in food, industrial, domestic and institutional areas excluding areas and situations where disinfection is medically indicated and excluding products used on living tissues except those for hand hygiene in the above considered areas. The following areas are at least included:a) processing, distribution and retailing of: 1) food of animal origin: milk and milk products; meat and meat products; fish, seafood, and related products; eggs and egg products; animal feeds; etc. 2) food of vegetable origin: beverages; fruits, vegetables and derivatives (including sugar, distillery ...); flour, milling and baking; animal feeds; etc.b) institutional and domestic areas: catering establishments; public areas; public transports; schools; nurseries; shops; sports rooms; waste containers (bins ...); hotels; dwellings; clinically non-sensitive areas of hospitals; offices; etc.c) other industrial areas: packaging material; biotechnology (yeast, proteins, enzymes, ...); pharmaceutical; cosmetics and toiletries; textiles; space industry, computer industry; etc. EN 14885 specifies in detail the relationship of the various tests to one another and to use recommendations NOTE 1 The method described is intended to determine the activity of commercial formulations or active substances under the conditions in which they are used. NOTE 2 This method corresponds to a phase 2 step 1 test.

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This European Standard specifies the European Standards to which products have to conform in order to support the claims for microbicidal activity which are referred to in this European Standard.
This European Standard also specifies terms and definitions which are used in European Standards.
It is applicable to products for which activity is claimed against the following microorganisms: vegetative bacteria (including mycobacteria and Legionella), bacterial spores, yeasts, fungal spores and viruses (including bacteriophages).
It is intended to:
a)   enable manufacturers of products to select the appropriate standards to be used in order to provide data which support their claims for a specific product;
b)   enable users of the product to assess the information provided by the manufacturer in relation to the use for which they intend to use the product;
c)   assist regulatory authorities in assessing claims made by the manufacturer or by the person responsible for placing the product on the market.
It is applicable to products to be used in the area of human medicine, the veterinary area and in food, industrial, domestic and institutional areas.
In the area of human medicine (Working Group 1, i. e. WG 1), it is applicable to chemical disinfectants and antiseptics to be used in areas and situations where disinfection or antisepsis is medically indicated. Such indications occur in patient care
—   in hospitals, in community medical facilities and dental institutions,
—   in clinics of schools, of kindergartens and of nursing homes,
—   and may also occur in the workplace and in the home. It may also include services such as in laundries and kitchens supplying products directly for the patient.
In the veterinary area (WG 2) it is applicable to chemical disinfectants and antiseptics to be used in the areas of breeding, husbandry, veterinary care facilities, production, transport and disposal of animals. It is not applicable to chemical disinfectants used in the food chain following death and entry to the processing industry.
In food, industrial, domestic and institutional areas (WG 3) it is applicable to chemical disinfectants and antiseptics to be used in processing, distribution and retailing of food of animal or vegetable origin. It is also applicable to products for all public areas where disinfection is not medically indicated (homes, catering, schools, nurseries, transports, hotels, offices etc.) and products used in packaging, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, cosmetic etc. industries.
This European Standard is also applicable to active substances and products under development for which no area of application has yet been specified.
This standard will be periodically updated to reflect the current published versions of each standard developed in CEN/TC 216. Independent of this update newly published standards should be used, even if they are not yet mentioned in EN 14885.
This European Standard does not refer to methods for testing the toxicological and ecotoxicological properties of products or active substances.

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This document specifies a test method and the minimum requirements for the microbicidal activity of a chemical product which intended use is the chemical treatment of textiles in domestic area in order to evaluate the hygiene performance of domestic laundry products within domestic washing machines at low temperatures (≤40°C). This procedure will not apply to certain types of laundry disinfection technologies which require specific devices (i.e active substances generated in situ through the use of specific devices). This method is not limited to certain types of textiles, types of products or steps in the washing cycle.
This document can also apply to products that are used for chemical disinfection of textiles in food, industrial and institutional areas (e.g. food processing, shops, sport rooms, offices, hotels, workwear, foodstuff areas or similar institutions) but not when the disinfection is medical indicated (medical area).
NOTE   This method corresponds to a phase 2, step 2 test (see EN 14885).
EN 14885 specifies in detail the relationship of the various tests to one another and to "use recommendations".

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