The coronavirus has spurred tremendous growth in consumer products treated or manufactured to have antimicrobial properties. But many companies are unaware that these products are regulated by the EPA and that there are strict limits on what companies can legally say about their products.
As companies look to develop, market, or sell new products—such as disinfectants, coated articles, and treated textiles—compliance with EPA requirements is key. The EPA is closely monitoring companies to ensure compliance with all applicable antimicrobial requirements, including prohibitions on false and misleading claims and the sale of unregistered pesticides.
As many companies manufacturing, retailing, or importing antimicrobials have already experienced, failing to understand how the EPA’s regulations apply to a product can result in unknowing noncompliance and serious enforcement actions by the EPA.
- How consumer products that have antimicrobial properties are regulated and how what a company says about a product will significantly change how it is regulated
- Registration considerations for new pesticides
- Qualifying for the treated articles exemption
- Complying with EPA requirements for labeling, advertising, and marketing of antimicrobials
- Resolving noncompliance and minimizing enforcement risk
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