Vegan Society certified and UKAS accredited QC and Challenge Microbiology Testing

Did you know that we were the first laboratory to be UKAS accredited and Vegan Society certified for both our QC / Batch release testing (ISO 21149 / ISO 16212) and our PET / Challenge testing (ISO 11930)?

At Melbec, we pride ourselves on being able to offer our clients Vegan cosmetics testing solutions, by being able to perform both Preservative Efficacy Testing and Batch Release/Quality Control testing using Vegan alternative culture media.

We have validated all our media alternatives to ensure that it performs comparably to traditional media, alongside meeting the UKAS requirements of ISO 17025.

We can offer UKAS accredited testing for clients using Vegan-alternative culture media for a similar price to our standard suite of testing, meaning it is easier than ever to make the switch!

We are proud of all the milestones we have achieved in the nine years we have been running, however obtaining UKAS accreditation and Vegan Society certification for our vegan cosmetics testing is one that we are most proud of. The Directors of Melbec are vegan and vegetarian, as are many of our staff, so this achievement was one that meant a lot to many within the business.

Dawn Mellors, Technical Director of Melbec Microbiology said: ‘having been a vegetarian for more than thirty years and then switching to a vegan diet about 4 years ago, being able to bring this ethos into the testing we carry out daily at Melbec has been personally very important to me. Any small changes that we can make to use alternatives to animal product, we will always implement.’

A recent article published by Vantage Market Research reported that the vegan cosmetics market is predicted to reach 21.5 billion US dollars by 2028. Overall, this sector is predicted to grow 6.1% per year during 2022-2028.

If you are interested in learning more about our Vegan cosmetics testing, please give the office a call on 01706 214492 or email us on and one of our friendly, knowledgeable team will be happy to help!

Share This Story, Choose Your Platform!

Related Posts

    • Melbec is UKAS Accredited For Virology Testing

      Published On: April 16, 2024

      Melbec Microbiology are proud to announce that we now offer UKAS accredited virology testing for a range of standards. Since our creation in 2013 we have continued to expand our scope of accreditations to offer [...]

    • Update on BS EN 13697:2023

      Published On: April 12, 2024

      With the ever-increasing need for effective disinfection and hygiene practices, it is crucial to stay up-to-date with the latest testing standards for disinfectants and antiseptics. At Melbec, we hold accreditation to BS EN 13697:2015+A1:2019 test [...]

    • Meet Melbec: Natalie Callaghan

      Published On: March 27, 2024

      As we mentioned early in the year we are working to highlight a member of the Melbec Team every so often in a blog post. For this 'Meet Melbec' post, we are focusing on our [...]