Berkley Green works with the following Third Party Testing Organizations to make sure the products you purchase from us have been thoroughly tested.
We believe no one should have to choose between safety and effective cleaning products. Formulated with Plant Powered Technology™. Our toxin free formulas have been 3rd party certified not to contain carcinogens, muteagens, reproductive or developmental toxins, persistent and bioaccumulative toxins, asthmagens, hormone disruptors and sensitizers.
Test for the performance of the products against the top ranked National Brands. We test our products against the following:
409 ALL PURPOSE CLEANER
DOWNY FABRIC SOFTENER
FEBREZE AIR REFRESHER
CASCADE PLATINUM DISH PODS
CASCADE DISH PODS WITH DAWN
LYSOL TOILET BOWL
METHOD WOOD FLOOR CLEANER
DAWN DISHWASHING SOAP
SEVENTH GENERATION DISHWASHING SOAP
TIDE LAUNDRY PODS
BOUNCE DRYER SHEETS
Every ingredient in our products have been reviewed to be the Safest Choice for your family, pets and the environment. Every Fragrance has been tested not only on its own but also in each formula it will be used in to make sure there will be no toxic offsets.
Challenge testing - Each formula and product is tested to make sure that the preservative we are using is controlling any possible bacterial growth or contamination.
A panel of 25 people test every formula before we bring it to market. The tests can include the following or more depending on the product:
EASE OF USE
GENTLE ON HANDS
HOW THESE TESTS ARE PERFORMED
The standardized test for dish soap, which is performed at a third party lab, is called “Plate Count”. What this means is that the lab takes a consistent measurement amount of liquid dish soap, fills a sink with water and starts washing a stack of dirty dishes .The dishes are all soiled the same way and the water is always at the same determined temperature, there is also a specific protocol for the washing of the plates. The test is based on how many dishes have been cleaned before the suds disappear for the sink. The more plates you clean the better your dish soap is.
Multi-Surface cleaners are tested to remove everyday messes, these include black crayon, grease and a variety of dirt based stains. This test is designed to replicate real life cleaning situations like crayons on white painted walls, grease left on stove tops and a variety of pet messes. All tests are performed on a variety of household surfaces, from painted walls to tile floors and stainless steel. Performance is evaluated using technology that is designed to see what the naked eye would miss.
Performance is determined by a streak-free shine. This third-party test is designed for just that. It tests how well our glass cleaner cleans and if streaks and smears are visible after use. The test is performed with dirty glass plates that are heated. Results depend upon cleanliness, streaking and smearing.
The key issue with bathroom cleaners is that they have to be effective when removing soap scum and hard water stains. This test is conducted with bar Soap, clay, artificial sebum shampoo and hard water. These stains are applied to a variety of bathroom surfaces and dried overnight at 45°C. The next day, 2 grams of the cleaner being tested is applied to the surfaces and allowed to sit for 30 seconds before being washed off with cold tap water and dried with compressed high pressure.Stain removal is then measured to determine how clean the surface is.
The toilet bowl cleaner test is designed to show the stain removal of hard water rust stains on a white ceramic bowl. The rust stain is created from a 600 ppm iron solution made with ferrous Ammonium Sulfate Hexahydrate heated at 40c for 48 hours. It is then placed in waste water for 5 cycles and dried for 24 hours. The test is then conducted to determine how effective stain removal is.
The following odors tested are dog food, fish, cigar smoke, onion, garlic and pet urine. All odors are applied to a 2x2 medium pile white carpet. It is then put in a sealed container in the oven and sits for 1 hour. Panelists are then asked to rate odor removal on a scale of 1 to 10.
This test is designed to determine overall stain removal. The testing protocol is based on hot and cold water cycles. In total, 31 stains are tested, from red wine, chocolate and lipstick to baby food, formula, grass, clay and pretty much everything in between. We also test these stains on 3 different fabrics cotton, cotton poly-blend and all poly. A machine called a colorimeter is used to determine the level of the stain. The fabrics are then washed in a controlled wash and dry cycle at the two different temperatures. After the wash and dry cycles, the colorimeter is used again to determine how effective the stain remover is and the score is calculated.
In addition, an additional test is conducted to check the foaming of the detergent, ensuring it is safe for all HE machines. This will prevent your suds, light from coming on and shutting off your machine.