Total Viable Colony ( TVC ) Counts for Bacteria, Fungi and Yeasts

 

Accepted microbiology standards used by most countries for cosmetics / toiletries.  Shown below are the Microbial Limits Adopted - c.f.u / gm. or ml.

 

Authority Baby Product Face & Around Eyes Other Products
Colipa /93 < 100 < 100 < 1000
EEC 1983 < 1000 < 100 < 1000
CTFA - US < 500 < 500 < 1000
CTPA - UK <100 < 100 < 1000

C.F.U. = Colony Farming Units

 

 

Below is the List of Absence of Named Pathogens in Products

 

Pseudomonas aeruginosa Escherichia coli
Staphylococcus aureus Salmonella species
Clostridia species Candida albicans

Contamination is one of the more unpleasant facts of life.  The function of our laboratory is to reduce the frequency and widen the gap between incidences of contamination.

 

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