EN 1884:1998

Feather and down - Test methods - Determination of microbiological state

Publication date:   Aug 3, 2001

General information

90.93 Standard confirmed   Oct 12, 2022


CEN/TC 222 Feather and down as filling material for any article, as well as finished articles filled with feather and down

European Norm

59.040   Textile auxiliary materials



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This method describes the dip slide procedures, that uses two types of agar to test the presence of commensal bacteria and coliforms (gram negative). This procedure is suitable when a manufacturer requires a simple test to screen finished filling material hygiene. This method cannot be used to test the presence of sulphito-reducing clostrides (gram positive) and salmonella (gram negative).

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EN 1884:1998
90.93 Standard confirmed
Oct 12, 2022