BS EN 17122:2019

EN 17122:2019
Mandatory Test Organisms
Full Virucidal Activity:
Porcine Parvovirus, Strain NADL2

Virucidal activity against enveloped viruses:
Feline Coronavirus, Strain Munich
Test Temperature(s)
10 oC ± 1 oC

Additional test temperatures:
4oC ± 1oC, 20oC ± 1oC or 40oC ± 1oC
Contact Time(s)
Minimum contact time:
1 min ± 5 secs

Other contact times:
5 mins, 15 mins, 30 mins or 60 mins (all ± 10 secs)

Maximum contact time:
120 mins ± 10 secs
Low or high level soiling
Log reduction required to achieve a pass
>3 log

BS EN 17122:2019 is a phase 2, step 2 surface test standard that provides guidelines for quantitative testing of virucidal activity on non-porous surfaces used in veterinary areas.

BS EN 17122 applies to products that are used for disinfecting without mechanical action non-porous surfaces in the veterinary area – i.e., in the breeding, husbandry, production, veterinary care facilities, transport and disposal of all animals except when in the food chain following death and entry to the processing industry. The test standard follows a similar structure and process to EN 16777, however the viruses used for testing are selected and targeted specifically for products used within the veterinary industry, with full virucidal activity assessed against Porcine Parvovirus, and Virucidal activity against enveloped viruses assessed using Feline Coronavirus.

Note: To claim virucidal activity against enveloped viruses, the product shall pass this standard with the coronavirus test strain; and to claim full virucidal activity, the product shall pass both EN 14675 with the bovine enterovirus test strain and this standard with the porcine parvovirus test strain.

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