Product Efficacy Claims Testing

  • Overview
  • Standard Test Methods
  • Why Work with NSF?

NSF International offers GLP (Good Laboratory Practice) and non-GLP third-party independent verification of efficacy claims to help meet U.S. EPA requirements.  We perform antimicrobial efficacy testing for a variety of chemistries and technologies, regardless of application, including biofilm eradication efficacy testing.

Standard Test Methods

Our efficacy testing can follow standard test methods, including the following:

  • AATCC Test Method 100 - Antibacterial Finishes on Textile Materials: Assessment of
  • AOAC 955.14 - Testing Disinfectants against Salmonella choleraesuis
  • AOAC 955.15 - Testing disinfectants against Staphylococcus aureus
  • AOAC 955.16 - Chlorine (Available) in Disinfectants
  • AOAC 955.17 - Fungicidal Activity of Disinfectants
  • AOAC 964.02 - Testing disinfectants against Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • AOAC 961.02 - Germicidal Spray Products as Disinfectants
  • ASTM E2315 - Standard Guide for Assessment of Antimicrobial Activity Using a Time-Kill Procedure
  • ASTM E1054 - Standard Test Methods for Evaluation of Inactivators of Antimicrobial Agents
  • ASTM E1153 - Standard Test Method for Efficacy of Sanitizers Recommended for Inanimate, Hard, Nonporous Non-Food Contact Surfaces
  • ASTM E2149 - Standard Test Method for Determining the Antimicrobial Activity of Antimicrobial Agents Under Dynamic Contact Conditions
  • ASTM E2180 - Standard Test Method for Determining the Activity of Incorporated Antimicrobial Agent(s) In Polymeric or Hydrophobic Materials
  • ASTM E2197 - Standard Quantitative Disk Carrier Test Method for Determining Bactericidal, Veridical, Fungicidal, Mycobactericidal, and Sporicidal Activities of Chemicals
  • ASTM E3011 - Standard Test Method for In vitro production of Clostridium Difficile Spores
  • ASTM G21-15 - Standard Practice for Determining Resistance of Synthetic Polymeric Materials to Fungi
  • ISO 22916 - Plastics - Measurement of antibacterial activity on plastic surfaces
  • JIS z 2801- Antimicrobial products- Test for antimicrobial activity and efficacy
  • USP 51 - Antimicrobial Effectiveness Testing

Why Work with NSF?

NSF uses detailed, third-party testing methods to provide you with the reliability you need.  We help from the initial stages of project planning though execution, and partner with you to complete your project objectives.

NSF is a global, independent organization committed to protecting human health and safety worldwide. NSF’s laboratories provide a wide range of testing, certification and technical services as well as human health risk assessments across all major industries. We operate more than 303,000 square feet of ISO/IEC 17025-accredited, state-of-the-art labs.

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