Cosmetics - Microbiology - Enumeration and detection of aerobic mesophilic bacteria (ISO 21149:2017)

This document gives general guidelines for enumeration and detection of aerobic mesophilic bacteria
present in cosmetics
— by counting the colonies on agar medium after aerobic incubation, or
— by checking the absence of bacterial growth after enrichment.
Because of the large variety of cosmetic products within this field of application, this method may not be
appropriate for some products in every detail (e.g. certain water immiscible products). Other methods
(e.g. automated) may be substituted for the tests presented here provided that their equivalence has
been demonstrated or the method has been otherwise shown to be suitable.
If needed, microorganisms enumerated or detected may be identified using suitable identification tests
described in the standards given in the Bibliography.
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 this document is
applicable. Products considered to present a low microbiological risk (see ISO 29621) include those
with low water activity, hydro-alcoholic products, extreme pH values, etc.

Kosmetische Mittel - Mikrobiologie - Zählung und Nachweis von aeroben mesophilen Bakterien (ISO 21149:2017)

Dieses Dokument gibt allgemeine Anleitungen für die Zählung und zum Nachweis von in Kosmetischen Mitteln vorhandenen mesophilen aeroben Bakterien,
   durch Zählen der Kolonien auf einem Agarmedium nach aerober Bebrütung oder
   durch Überprüfen des Ausbleibens von bakteriellem Wachstum nach Anreicherung.
Wegen der großen Vielfalt an kosmetischen Mitteln innerhalb dieses Anwendungsbereiches kann dieses Verfahren nicht zwangsläufig bis in alle Einzelheiten auf bestimmte Mittel anwendbar sein (z. B. bestimmte mit Wasser nicht mischbare Produkte). Ersatzweise dürfen für die hier aufgeführten Untersuchungen andere Verfahren (z. B. automatisierte) zur Anwendung kommen, vorausgesetzt, dass deren Gleichwertigkeit nach¬gewiesen oder das Verfahren anderweitig validiert wurde.
Falls erforderlich, dürfen ausgezählte oder nachgewiesene Mikroorganismen mit geeigneten Identifizierungsprüfungen bestimmt werden, die in den unter den Literaturhinweisen aufgeführten Normen beschrieben sind.
Um die Qualität des Produkts und die Sicherheit für Verbraucher sicherzustellen, ist es ratsam, eine geeignete mikrobiologische Risikoanalyse zur Bestimmung der Arten von kosmetischen Mitteln durchzuführen, für die dieses Dokument anwendbar ist. Produkte, die ein geringes mikrobiologisches Risiko darstellen, um¬fassen jene mit geringer Wasseraktivität, alkoholisch wässrige Produkte, Produkte mit extremen pH Wer¬ten usw.

Cosmétiques - Microbiologie - Dénombrement et détection des bactéries aérobies mésophiles (ISO 21149:2017)

ISO 21149:2017 donne des lignes directrices générales pour le dénombrement et la détection des bactéries aérobies mésophiles présentes dans les cosmétiques
- par dénombrement des colonies en milieu gélosé après une incubation aérobie, ou
- en vérifiant l'absence de croissance bactérienne après enrichissement.
En raison de la grande variété de produits cosmétiques entrant dans ce domaine d'application, la présente méthode peut ne pas être, en tout point, applicable à certains produits (par exemple à certains produits non miscibles dans l'eau). Il est possible de remplacer les essais présentés ici par d'autres méthodes (automatisées, par exemple), sous réserve que leur équivalence ait été démontrée ou que la méthode ait été validée par ailleurs.
Au besoin, les micro-organismes dénombrés ou détectés peuvent être identifiés à l'aide d'essais d'identification appropriés, décrits dans les normes indiquées en Bibliographie.
Pour garantir la qualité du produit et la sécurité des consommateurs, il est conseillé d'effectuer une analyse de risque microbiologique appropriée, afin de déterminer les types de produits cosmétiques qui relèvent du présent document. Les produits considérés comme présentant un faible risque microbiologique comprennent ceux ayant une faible activité de l'eau, les produits hydro-alcooliques, les produits ayant des valeurs de pH extrêmes, etc.

Kozmetika - Mikrobiologija - Ugotavljanje prisotnosti in števila aerobnih mezofilnih bakterij (ISO 21149:2017)

Ta dokument podaja splošne smernice za ugotavljanje prisotnosti in števila aerobnih mezofilnih bakterij v kozmetičnih izdelkih:
– s štetjem kolonij na agarskem gojišču po aerobni inkubaciji, ali
– s preverjanjem odsotnosti bakterijske rasti po obogatitvi.
Zaradi velike raznolikosti kozmetičnih izdelkov na tem področju uporabe ta metoda morda ni v celoti primerna za nekatere izdelke (npr. tiste, ki se ne mešajo z vodo). Druge metode (npr. avtomatske) je mogoče zamenjati za tukaj predstavljene preskuse, če je bila dokazana njihova enakovrednost ali je bila metoda drugače dokazana za primerno.
Po potrebi se lahko za ugotavljanje prisotnosti in števila mikroorganizmov uporabijo ustrezni identifikacijski preskusi, opisani v standardih, navedenih v bibliografiji.
Za zagotovitev kakovosti in varnosti izdelkov za stranke je priporočljivo izvesti ustrezno mikrobiološko analizo tveganja, s katero se določijo vrste kozmetičnih izdelkov, za katere se uporablja ta dokument. Izdelki, ki po ocenah predstavljajo nizko mikrobiološko tveganje (glej ISO 29621), vključujejo izdelke z nizko aktivnostjo vode ali s skrajnimi vrednostmi pH, hidro-alkoholne izdelke itd.

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Kozmetika - Mikrobiologija - Ugotavljanje prisotnosti in števila aerobnih mezofilnih

bakterij (ISO 21149:2017)

Cosmetics - Microbiology - Enumeration and detection of aerobic mesophilic bacteria

(ISO 21149:2017)
Kosmetische Mittel - Mikrobiologie - Zählung und Nachweis von aeroben mesophilen
Bakterien (ISO 21149:2017)
Cosmétiques - Microbiologie - Dénombrement et détection des bactéries aérobies
mésophiles (ISO 21149:2017)
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN ISO 21149:2017
ICS:
07.100.40 Kozmetika - mikrobiologija Cosmetics microbiology
SIST EN ISO 21149:2017 en,fr,de

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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EN ISO 21149
EUROPEAN STANDARD
NORME EUROPÉENNE
June 2017
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
ICS 71.100.70; 07.100.99 Supersedes EN ISO 21149:2009
English Version
Cosmetics - Microbiology - Enumeration and detection of
aerobic mesophilic bacteria (ISO 21149:2017)

Cosmétiques - Microbiologie - Dénombrement et Kosmetische Mittel - Mikrobiologie - Zählung und

détection des bactéries aérobies mésophiles (ISO Nachweis von aeroben mesophilen Bakterien (ISO

21149:2017) 21149:2017)
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European foreword ....................................................................................................................................................... 3

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European foreword

This document (EN ISO 21149:2017) has been prepared by Technical Committee ISO/TC 217

“Cosmetics” in collaboration with Technical Committee CEN/TC 392 “Cosmetics” the secretariat of

which is held by AFNOR.

This European Standard shall be given the status of a national standard, either by publication of an

identical text or by endorsement, at the latest by December 2017, and conflicting national standards

shall be withdrawn at the latest by December 2017.

Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of

patent rights. CEN shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights.

This document supersedes EN ISO 21149:2009.

This document has been prepared under a mandate given to CEN by the European Commission and the

European Free Trade Association.

According to the CEN-CENELEC Internal Regulations, the national standards organizations of the

following countries are bound to implement this European Standard: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria,

Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia,

France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta,

Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,

Turkey and the United Kingdom.
Endorsement notice

The text of ISO 21149:2017 has been approved by CEN as EN ISO 21149:2017 without any modification.

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INTERNATIONAL ISO
STANDARD 21149
Second edition
2017-06
Cosmetics — Microbiology —
Enumeration and detection of aerobic
mesophilic bacteria
Cosmétiques — Microbiologie — Dénombrement et détection des
bactéries aérobies mésophiles
Reference number
ISO 21149:2017(E)
ISO 2017
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Foreword ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................v

1 Scope ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 1

2 Normative references ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 1

3 Terms and definitions ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 1

4 Principle ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 2

4.1 General ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 2

4.2 Plate count .................................................................................................................................................................................................. 2

4.3 Membrane filtration ........................................................................................................................................................................... 2

4.4 Detection of bacteria by enrichment .................................................................................................................................... 3

5 Diluents, neutralizers and culture media ................................................................................................................................... 3

5.1 General ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 3

5.2 Neutralizing diluents and diluents ........................................................................................................................................ 3

5.3 Diluent for the bacterial suspension (tryptone sodium chloride solution) ....................................... 4

5.4 Culture media ........................................................................................................................................................................................... 4

6 Apparatus and glassware ............................................................................................................................................................................ 7

7 Strains of microorganisms ......................................................................................................................................................................... 7

8 Handling of cosmetic products and laboratory samples ............................................................................................ 7

9 Procedure..................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 7

9.1 General recommendation .............................................................................................................................................................. 7

9.2 Preparation of the initial suspension .................................................................................................................................. 7

9.2.1 General...................................................................................................................................................................................... 7

9.2.2 Water-miscible products........................................................................................................................................... 8

9.2.3 Water-immiscible products .................................................................................................................................... 8

9.3 Counting methods ................................................................................................................................................................................ 8

9.3.1 Dilutions for counting methods .......................................................................................................................... 8

9.3.2 Plate-count methods .................................................................................................................................................... 8

9.4 Enrichment ................................................................................................................................................................................................. 9

9.4.1 General...................................................................................................................................................................................... 9

9.4.2 Incubation of the sample .......................................................................................................................................... 9

10 Counting of colonies (plate counts and membrane filtration methods) ....................................................9

11 Detection of growth (enrichment method) ............................................................................................................................... 9

12 Expression of results .....................................................................................................................................................................................10

12.1 Method of calculation for plate count ..............................................................................................................................10

12.2 Interpretation .......................................................................................................................................................................................11

12.3 Examples ...................................................................................................................................................................................................11

12.4 Detection after enrichment .......................................................................................................................................................13

13 Neutralization of the antimicrobial properties of the product .........................................................................13

13.1 General ........................................................................................................................................................................................................13

13.2 Preparation of inoculum ..............................................................................................................................................................14

13.3 Suitability of counting methods ............................................................................................................................................14

13.3.1 Principle ...............................................................................................................................................................................14

13.3.2 Suitability test of the pour-plate method ................................................................................................14

13.3.3 Suitability of the surface spread method .................................................................................................14

13.3.4 Suitability of the membrane filtration method ...................................................................................14

13.4 Suitability of the detection method by enrichment .............................................................................................15

13.4.1 Procedure ............................................................................................................................................................................15

13.4.2 Interpretation of results .........................................................................................................................................15

13.5 Interpretation of suitability test results .........................................................................................................................15

14 Test report ................................................................................................................................................................................................................16

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Annex A (informative) Other neutralizing diluents ...........................................................................................................................17

Annex B (informative) Other diluents ..............................................................................................................................................................19

Annex C (informative) Other culture media ...............................................................................................................................................20

Annex D (informative) Neutralizers of antimicrobial activity of preservatives and

rinsing liquids ......................................................................................................................................................................................................23

Bibliography .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................24

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Foreword

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This document was prepared by Technical Committee ISO/TC 217, Cosmetics.

This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition (ISO 21149:2006), of which it constitutes a

minor revision with the following changes:
— in the Scope, “validated” has been changed to “shown to be suitable”;

— in the Scope, “see ISO 29621” has been added and the reference has been added to the Bibliography;

— in 4.1, “validated” has been changed to “demonstrated”;
— in 4.3, “validated” has been changed to “described”;
— in 5.1, “specifications” has been changed to “instructions”;
— in 9.3.2.1, 9.3.2.2 and 9.3.2.3, “validated” has been changed to “described”;

— in 9.3.2.3, “procedure developed during the validation” has been changed to “suitability test

procedure”;
— in 9.4.1, “validation” has been changed to “suitability test”;

— in 12.2.1, “validated according to the chosen method” has been changed to “demonstrated to be

suitable for the chosen method”;
— in 13.3 and 13.4, “validation” has been changed to “suitability”;
— in 13.3.2, 13.3.3 and 13.3.4, “validation” has been changed to “suitability”;

— in 13.3.2, 13.3.3 and 13.3.4, “if the validation count is at least 50 % (0,3 log) of the control count” has

been changed to “if the count is at least 50 % of the control”;

— in 13.4.1, instances of “validation test” have been changed to “suitability test”;

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— in 13.4.2, instances of “validation plate” have been changed to “suitability test plate”;

— in 13.5, “validation results” has been changed to “suitability test results” and “validation plates” has

been changed to “suitability test plates”;

— in Clause 14 f), “validation of the method” has been changed to “demonstration of the suitability”;

— in A.1, B.1 and C.1, “validated” has been changed to “demonstrated to be suitable”.

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Cosmetics — Microbiology — Enumeration and detection
of aerobic mesophilic bacteria
1 Scope

This document gives general guidelines for enumeration and detection of aerobic mesophilic bacteria

present in cosmetics
— by counting the colonies on agar medium after aerobic incubation, or
— by checking the absence of bacterial growth after enrichment.

Because of the large variety of cosmetic products within this field of application, this method may not be

appropriate for some products in every detail (e.g. certain water immiscible products). Other methods

(e.g. automated) may be substituted for the tests presented here provided that their equivalence has

been demonstrated or the method has been otherwise shown to be suitable.

If needed, microorganisms enumerated or detected may be identified using suitable identification tests

described in the standards given in the Bibliography.

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 this document is

applicable. Products considered to present a low microbiological risk (see ISO 29621) include those

with low water activity, hydro-alcoholic products, extreme pH values, etc.
2 Normative references

The following documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all of their content

constitutes requirements of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For

undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.

ISO 21148:2017, Cosmetics — Microbiology — General instructions for microbiological examination

EN 12353, Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics — Preservation of test organisms used for the

determination of bactericidal (including Legionella), mycobactericidal, sporicidal, fungicidal and virucidal

(including bacteriophages) activity
3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply.

ISO and IEC maintain terminological databases for use in standardization at the following addresses:

— IEC Electropedia: available at http:// www .electropedia .org/
— ISO Online browsing platform: available at http:// www .iso .org/ obp
3.1
aerobic mesophilic bacterium

mesophilic bacterium growing aerobically under the conditions specified in this document

Note 1 to entry: In the described conditions, other types of microorganisms (e.g. yeast, mould) can be detected.

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3.2
product
portion of an identified cosmetic product received in the laboratory for testing
3.3
sample

portion of the product (3.2) (at least 1 g or 1 ml) which is used in the test to prepare the initial

suspension (3.4)
3.4
initial suspension

suspension (or solution) of a sample (3.3) in a defined volume of an appropriate liquid (diluent,

neutralizer, broth or combination of them)
3.5
sample dilution
dilution of the initial suspension (3.4)
4 Principle
4.1 General

This method involves enumeration of colonies on a non-selective agar medium or by the presence or

absence of bacterial growth after enrichment. The possible inhibition of microbial growth by the sample

[7]

shall be neutralized to allow the detection of viable microorganisms . In all cases and whatever the

methodology, the neutralization of the antimicrobial properties of the product shall be checked and

[8][9][10]
demonstrated (see Clause 13) .
4.2 Plate count
Plate count consists of the following steps.

a) Preparation of poured plates or spread plates, using a specified culture medium, and inoculation of

the plates using a defined quantity of the initial suspension or dilution of the product.

b) Aerobic incubation of the plates at 32,5 °C ± 2,5 °C for 72 h ± 6 h.

c) Counting the number of colony forming units (CFU) and calculation of the number of aerobic

mesophilic bacteria per millilitre or per gram of product.
4.3 Membrane filtration
Membrane filtration consists of the following steps.

a) Transfer a suitable amount of the sample prepared as described in Clause 13 in the filtration

apparatus wetted with a small volume of an appropriate sterile diluent, filter immediately and

wash according to the described procedure (see 13.3.4). Transfer the membrane filter onto the

surface of the specified agar medium as specified in ISO 21148.
b) Aerobic incubation of the membranes at 32,5 °C ± 2,5 °C for 72 h ± 6 h.

c) Counting the number of colony forming units (CFU) and calculation of the number of aerobic

mesophilic bacteria per millilitre or per gram of product.
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4.4 Detection of bacteria by enrichment
Detection of bacteria by enrichment consists of the following steps.

a) Incubation at 32,5 °C ± 2,5 °C for at least 20 h of a defined quantity of the initial suspension in a

non-selective liquid medium containing suitable neutralizers and/or dispersing agents.

b) Transfer of a defined quantity of the previous suspension on non-selective solid agar medium.

c) Aerobic incubation at 32,5 °C ± 2,5 °C for 48 h to 72 h.

d) Detection of growth and expression of results as “presence/absence” of aerobic mesophilic bacteria

per sample S of product.
5 Diluents, neutralizers and culture media
5.1 General

General instructions are given in ISO 21148. When water is mentioned in a document, use distilled

water or purified water as specified in ISO 21148.

The following diluents, neutralizers and culture media are suitable for enumeration and detection of

aerobic mesophilic bacteria. Other diluents, neutralizers and culture media may be used if they have

been demonstrated to be suitable for use.
5.2 Neutralizing diluents and diluents
5.2.1 General

The diluent is used to disperse the sample. It may contain neutralizers if the specimen to be tested

has antimicrobial properties. The efficacy of the neutralization shall be demonstrated before the

determination of the count (see Clause 13). Information relative to suitable neutralizers is given in

Annex D.
5.2.2 Neutralizing diluents
5.2.2.1 Fluid casein digest–soy lecithin–polysorbate 20 medium (SCDLP 20 broth)
5.2.2.1.1 Composition
Pancreatic digest of casein 20,0 g
Soy lecithin 5,0 g
Polysorbate 20 40,0 ml
Water 960,0 ml
5.2.2.1.2 Preparation

Dissolve the polysorbate 20 in 960 ml of water by mixing while heating in a water bath at 49 °C ± 2 °C.

Add pancreatic digest of casein and soy lecithin. Heat for about 30 min to obtain solution. Mix and

dispense the medium into suitable containers. Sterilize in the autoclave at 121 °C for 15 min. After

sterilization, the pH shall be equivalent to 7,3 ± 0,2 when measured at room temperature.

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5.2.2.2 Other neutralizing diluents

Other neutralizing diluents may be used as appropriate (see Annex A and Annex D).

5.2.3 Diluent
5.2.3.1 Fluid A
5.2.3.1.1 Composition
Peptic digest of animal tissue 1,0 g
Water 1 000 ml
5.2.3.1.2 Preparation

Dissolve 1 g of peptone in water to make 1 l. Heat with frequent agitation. Dispense into suitable

containers. Sterilize in the autoclave at 121 °C for 15 min. After sterilization, the pH shall be equivalent

to 7,1 ± 0,2 when measured at room temperature.
5.2.3.2 Other diluents
Other diluents may be used as appropriate (see Annex B).
5.3 Diluent for the bacterial suspension (tryptone sodium chloride solution)
5.3.1 Composition
Tryptone, pancreatic digest of casein 1,0 g
Sodium chloride 8,5 g
Water 1 000 ml
5.3.2 Preparation

Dissolve the components in the water by mixing while heating. Dispense into suitable containers.

Sterilize in the autoclave at 121 °C for 15 min. After sterilization, the pH shall be equivalent to 7,0 ± 0,2

when measured at room temperature.
5.4 Culture media
5.4.1 General

Culture media may be prepared as follows or from dehydrated culture media according to the

instructions of the manufacturer. Ready-to-use media may be used when their composition and/or

growth yields are comparable to those of the formulas given herein.
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5.4.2 Culture media for counting
5.4.2.1 Soybean–casein digest agar medium (SCDA) or tryptic soy agar (TSA)
5.4.2.1.1 Composition
Pancreatic digest of casein 15,0 g
Papaic digest of soybean meal 5,0 g
Sodium chloride 5,0 g
Agar 15,0 g
Water 1 000 ml
5.4.2.1.2 Preparation

Dissolve the components or the dehydrated complete medium in the water by mixing while heating.

Dispense the medium into suitable containers. Sterilize in the autoclave at 121 °C for 15 min. After

sterilization and cooling down, the pH shall be equivalent to 7,3 ± 0,2 when measured at room

temperature.
5.4.2.2 Other media for counting
Other media may be used as appropriate (see Annex C).
5.4.3 Culture media for detection
5.4.3.1 General
When chosen, an enrichment broth and an agar medium shall be use
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