Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics - Quantitative non-porous surface test for the evaluation of virucidal activity of chemical disinfectants used in food, industrial, domestic, and institutional areas- Test method and requirements (phase 2, step 2) cen:proj:38154

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CEN/TC 216 Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics

European Norm


This European Standard specifies a test method (phase 2/step 2) and the minimum requirements for virucidal activity of chemical disinfectants that form a homogeneous physically stable preparation in hard water and that are used in medical area for non-porous hard surfaces.
The field of application of this European Standard applies a type of virus which can be transmitted to the consumer via food in areas where food ready for consumption is prepared, stored, handled and distributed. Such situation may occur in:

- catering facilities, kitchens in restaurants and hotels or similar places.

Using this European Standard, it is possible to determine the virucidal activity of the undiluted product.
As three concentrations have to be tested, in the active to non active range, dilution of the product is required and, therefore, the product shall form a homogeneous stable preparation in hard water.

NOTE 1 The method described is intended to determine the activity of commercial formulations or active substances on viruses in the conditions in which they are used.
NOTE 2 This method corresponds to a phase 2/step 2 test (see annex X).

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00.98 Proposal for new project abandoned
Aug 1, 2017