Antimicrobial Product Compliance

Antimicrobial Testing

Compliance with microbial product regulations for both antimicrobial additives and the finished product claims are key to the legal use of your formulations or finished product.

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Antimicrobial products undergoing product registration for distribution and sale are subject to the product registration requirements under the EPA’s Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) that is regulated by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  The process for product registration can be quite involved; however, Situ Biosciences continues to support registration for a diverse range of products including pesticides, plant protection products, preservatives, and other antimicrobial applications.

Other antimicrobial products are closely monitored by The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which regulates different aspects of the additive use and/or application for different antimicrobial products related to Food and Drug administration.

In addition, import/export regulations, such as the European Union REACH initiative and Biocidal Products Directive (BPD) governance, further require very specific compliance for a given product so that it can be legally used or sold within the EU.

Product claims are also based on microbial performance such as antimicrobial, antibacterial, antifungal, antialgal, improved hygiene, reduced odor or biodegradation, which also require compliance to avoid ‘false or misleading’ claims by trade governance such as the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

Understanding the regulations in testing a material and in bringing the product to market is crucial. It is important at each step of the development process to ensure the product’s compliant with the relevant authorities.

Given the complexity of the global supply chain with lean production scheduling and evolving industrial standards, it’s important to know what to test for and when.

For more information, please contact our Antimicrobial Test Laboratory at 847-483-9950 or

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