ASTM International - ASTM E2946-21

Standard Test Method for Determining the Bacteria-Reducing Effectiveness of Food-Handler Handwash Formulations Using Hands of Adults

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Organization: ASTM International
Publication Date: 1 April 2021
Status: active
Page Count: 5
ICS Code (Chemicals for industrial and domestic disinfection purposes): 71.100.35
significance And Use:

5.1 Hand hygiene is considered one of the most important measures for preventing the spread of infectious microorganisms and is critical for reducing the incidence of food-borne disease.... View More

scope:

1.1 This test method is designed to determine the activity of food-handler handwashes against transient bacterial flora on the hands.

1.2 Performance of this procedure requires the knowledge of regulations pertaining to the protection of human subjects (1)2.

1.3 This test method should be performed by persons with training in microbiology, in facilities designed and equipped for work with potentially infectious agents at biosafety level 2 (2).

1.4 Units-The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. For more specific precautionary statements see 8.1.1.

1.6 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

Document History

ASTM E2946-21
April 1, 2021
Standard Test Method for Determining the Bacteria-Reducing Effectiveness of Food-Handler Handwash Formulations Using Hands of Adults
1.1 This test method is designed to determine the activity of food-handler handwashes against transient bacterial flora on the hands. 1.2 Performance of this procedure requires the knowledge of...
October 1, 2013
Standard Test Method for Determining the Bacteria-Reducing Effectiveness of Food-Handler Handwash Formulations Using Hands of Adults
1.1 This test method is designed to determine the activity of food-handler handwashes against transient bacterial flora on the hands. 1.2 Performance of this procedure requires the knowledge of...
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