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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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Jul 21st

New certificate issued for Neogen’s One Plate Listeria

MicroVal has approved the issuing of the certificate for Neogen's One Plate Listeria (OP-L). Campden BRI has carried out the validation study of this alternative method, based on ...


Jul 13th

New Certificate for Thermo Scientific Oxoid Cronobacter Precis

In June 2021, MicroVal has approved the issuing of the certificate for the Thermo Scientific Oxoid Cronobacter Precis method. The validation was conducted by Laboratoire Microsept...


Apr 9th

Renewed certificates GENE-UP E.coli O157:H7 and Compact Dry ETC

MicroVal has renewed the certificates for bioMĂ©rieux 's GENE-UP E.coli O157:H7 and Nissui's Compact Dry ETC. Both certificates are now valid until April 2025. GENE-UP E.coli O...


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