MicroVal is a European certification organisation for the validation and approval of alternative methods for the microbiological analysis of food and beverages. MicroVal validates and certifies alternative methods in order to show that such proprietary methods perform equally well as traditional, internationally standardised methods.
The independent expert laboratory must comply with the requirements of EN/ISO 17025 and it must be accredited.
The MicroVal initiative has created the MicroVal Rules and Certification Scheme. It is a third party certification scheme for the validation of alternative methods for microbiological analysis of foods, animal feeding stuffs, beverages (excluding water analysis) and food environmental samples.
MicroVal: a European approach to the certification of new microbiological methods with 21 partners from 7 EU member states.