ISO 16140-2:2016 specifies the general principle and the technical protocol for the validation of alternative, mostly proprietary, methods for microbiology in the food chain. Validation studies according to ISO 16140-2:2016 are intended to be performed by organizations involved in method validation.
It is applicable to the validation of methods for the analysis (detection or quantification) of microorganisms in
- products intended for human consumption,
- products intended for animal feeding,
- environmental samples in the area of food and feed production, handling, and
- samples from the primary production stage.
It is in particular applicable to bacteria and fungi. Some clauses of ISO 16140-2:2016 could be applicable to other (micro) organisms or their metabolites on a case-by-case-basis. In the future, guidance for other organisms (e.g. viruses and parasites) will be included in ISO 16140:2016 (all parts).
Status: PublishedPublication date: 2016-06
Edition: 1Number of pages: 66
Technical Committee: ISO/TC 34/SC 9 Microbiology
- ICS :
- 07.100.30 Food microbiology
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ISO 16140:2003/Amd 1:2011
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Stage: 90.93 (Confirmed)
Corrigenda / AmendmentsUnder development
ISO 16140-2:2016/DAmd 1
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