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MicroVal is an international certification organisation for the validation and approval of alternative methods for the microbiological analysis of food and beverages. MicroVal facilitates validation and certification against ISO 16140-2:2016, ISO 16140-6:2019 and other validation standards.

A MicroVal Certificate shows that a proprietary method performs equally well as the (internationally standardised) reference method.

How to get your test kit certified?

Certification consists of steps that are laid down in the MicroVal rules. This ensures standardized processed and evaluation.

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Issued Certificates

MicroVal issued more than 50 certificates. Here you can find an overview of all MicroVal certificates.


MicroVal expert Labs

MicroVal studies are performed by MicroVal reviewed expert laboratories. A test kit manufacturer can select one of these eight labs.

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Feb 2nd

Call for experts: milk analysis

MicroVal is an international organisation for the validation of alternative methods in food and water microbiology. The basis for these validation studies is the ISO 16140 series....


Jan 24th

New ISO 16140-6 validation for Check&Trace Salmonella 2.0

MicroVal has approved the issuing of the certificate for Check-Points's Check&Trace Salmonella 2.0. WFC Analytics carried out the validation study, based on ISO 16140-6, for a...


Jan 17th

Renewed certificate for iQ-Check STEC VirX

In December 2022, MicroVal has approved the issuing of the renewed certificate for Bio-Rad's  iQ Check STEC VirX, based on the extension validation study to include food prod...


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