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European Union Releases Microbiology Standard for Cosmetics

June 17, 2016

The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) has released CEN ISO/TR 19838:2016 Microbiology - Cosmetics - Guidelines for the Application of ISO Standards on Cosmetic Microbiology (ISO/TR 19838:2016), a standard that covers general guidelines on the use of ISO cosmetic microbiological standards based on the purpose and the product to be tested.

The document was ratified on April 18, 2016, and it was made available on May 25, 2016.