BS EN ISO 22718:2015 - Cosmetics. Microbiology. Detection of Staphylococcus aureus

BS EN ISO 22718:2015

Cosmetics. Microbiology. Detection of Staphylococcus aureus

Status : Current, Under review   Published : December 2015



This International Standard gives general guidelines for the detection and identification of the specified microorganism Staphylococcus aureus in cosmetic products. Microorganisms considered as specified in this International Standard might differ from country to country according to national practices or regulations.

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 product to which this International Standard is applicable. Products considered to present a low microbiological (see ISO 29621) risk include those with low water activity, hydro-alcoholic products, extreme pH values, etc.

The method described in this International Standard is based on the detection of Staphylococcus aureus in a non-selective liquid medium (enrichment broth), followed by isolation on a selective agar medium. Other methods may be appropriate dependent on the level of detection required.


For the detection of Staphylococcus aureus, subcultures can be performed on non-selective culture media followed by suitable identification steps (e.g. using identification kits).

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 International Standards ( ISO 18415) may be appropriate. 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.

Standard NumberBS EN ISO 22718:2015
TitleCosmetics. Microbiology. Detection of Staphylococcus aureus
StatusCurrent, Under review
Publication Date31 December 2015
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO 21148:2005, EN 12353
Informative References(Provided for Information)JP 14, EN 1040, ISO 29621, ISO 18415, USP 28, ISO 21149
ReplacesBS EN ISO 22718:2009
International RelationshipsEN ISO 22718:2015,ISO 22718:2015
DescriptorsMicroorganisms, Staphylococcus, Culture media, Laboratory testing, Culture techniques, Cultures (biology), Cosmetics, Biological analysis and testing, Pharmaceutical technology, Microbiological analysis, Bacteria, Laboratory equipment, Microbiology
Title in FrenchCosmétiques. Microbiologie. Détection de Staphylococcus aureus
Title in GermanKosmetische Mittel. Mikrobiologie. Nachweis von Staphylococcus aureus
ISBN978 0 580 89372 8
File Size1.098 MB

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